Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Claim, Reasons, and Evidence

The claim answers the question "What do I think?"

The reasons answer the question "Why do I think this?"

The evidence answers the questions "How do I know this?" or "How can I prove this?"

The explanation (also called the warrant) answers the question "How is the evidence presented relevant to the claim?"   "So what?"

Teacher Notes: 
Close reading to develop a claim:  http://www.readwritethink.org/professional-development/strategy-guides/close-reading-literary-texts-31012.html