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6th grade argumentative text elements and genre

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  • Q1
    What is the purpose of an argumentative text?
    To entertain the reader
    To persuade the reader
    To confuse the reader
    To inform the reader
    30s
  • Q2
    Which of these is NOT an element of an argumentative text?
    Plot
    Evidence
    Claim
    Counterargument
    30s
  • Q3
    What is the genre of an argumentative text?
    Poetry
    Fiction
    Nonfiction
    Drama
    30s
  • Q4
    What is a claim?
    A fact that is universally accepted
    A quotation from a famous person
    A statement that expresses the author's position on a topic
    A question that is left unanswered
    30s
  • Q5
    What is evidence?
    Information that contradicts the author's claim
    Information that is difficult to understand
    Information that supports the author's claim
    Information that is not relevant to the topic
    30s
  • Q6
    What is a counterargument?
    An argument that supports the author's claim
    An argument that is difficult to understand
    An argument that opposes the author's claim
    An argument that is irrelevant to the topic
    30s
  • Q7
    What is the purpose of citing sources in an argumentative text?
    To give credit to the original author and to add credibility to the author's argument
    To show off the author's knowledge
    To confuse the reader
    To make the text longer
    30s
  • Q8
    What is the difference between a fact and an opinion?
    There is no difference, they are the same thing
    A fact is always subjective, while an opinion is objective
    A fact can be proven, while an opinion is a personal belief
    A fact is often disputed, while an opinion is universally accepted
    30s
  • Q9
    What is the purpose of a conclusion in an argumentative text?
    To summarize the author's main points and reinforce the author's position on the topic
    To include irrelevant information
    To introduce a new topic
    To confuse the reader
    30s
  • Q10
    What is the purpose of using transition words and phrases in an argumentative text?
    To confuse the reader
    To make the text longer
    To show off the author's vocabulary
    To help the reader follow the author's ideas and argument
    30s

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