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G8Bi Abby Sunderland + Ship of Fools (Comprehension)

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  • Q1

    What MUST an argument have?

    a claim

    quotes

    a conflict

    a counterargument

    30s
  • Q2

    To refute an argument means to...

    prove it is correct

    prove it is wrong

    30s
  • Q3

    To support an argument means to...

    appeal to the reader's emotions to convince the reader

    give evidence to persuade the reader

    30s
  • Q4

    Evidence, or support, can be...

    counterclaims only.

    claims and opinions.

    facts,  or counterarguments.

    30s
  • Q5

    Which of the following would NOT be considered good evidence to use in support of a claim?

    someone's personal example

    fact

    a statistic

    the writer's opinion

    30s
  • Q6

    When you evaluate evidence...

    ...you decide if its truthful or not.

    ...you decide whether it effectively supports a claim.

    30s
  • Q7

    1) We should replace all traffic lights at intersections with four-way stop signs.

    2) To begin with, stop signs would be better.

    3) Signs do not need electricity and would be cheaper to use.

    4) Some might believe that this would be dangerous, but they should try thinking for a change. They might like it!

    What is 1) an example of?

    Counterclaim

    Claim

    Evidence

    Reason

    30s
  • Q8

    1) We should replace all traffic lights at intersections with four-way stop signs.

    2) To begin with, stop signs would be better.

    3) Signs do not need electricity and would be cheaper to use.

    4) Some might believe that this would be dangerous, but they should try thinking for a change. They might like it!

    Is 2) and example of a reason that supports the claim?

    No, it is simply restating the claim in others words.

    Claim

    Yes, it provides evidence for the claim.

    30s
  • Q9

    1) We should replace all traffic lights at intersections with four-way stop signs.

    2) To begin with, stop signs would be better.

    3) Signs do not need electricity and would be cheaper to use.

    4) Some might believe that this would be dangerous, but they should try thinking for a change. They might like it!

    What is 3) an example of?

    Counterargument

    Claim

    Reason

    Counterclaim with name-calling

    30s
  • Q10

    1) We should replace all traffic lights at intersections with four-way stop signs.

    2) To begin with, stop signs would be better.

    3) Signs do not need electricity and would be cheaper to use.

    4) Some might believe that this would be dangerous, but they should try thinking for a change. They might like it!

    What is 4) an example of?

    Fact

    Counterargument

    Claim

    Reason

    30s
  • Q11

    Which answer provides the best restatement for the following claim? Students should not be required to wear uniforms to school.

    Schools should not have the power to make students dress a certain way.

    Some teens like to wear uniforms and some do not.

    Students don't like uniforms.

    Students shouldn't wear uniforms.

    30s
  • Q12

    Which answer provides the best restatement of the following claim? Schools should have later start times for students so they can ultimately perform better academically.

    Kids like to sleep in, so please let them start their day later at school.

    Students would be smarter if they could sleep longer.

    Students wouldn't be so tired if they could start school later.

    Students would earn better grades if educational institutions decided to begin their days later.

    30s
  • Q13

    Read the claim: The world would be better off without cockroaches.

    Select the piece of evidence that best supports this claim.

    Cockroaches carry disease and can trigger asthma attacks.

    Cockroaches are an important part of ecosystems, since the regulate nitrogen, allowing plants to grow.

    30s
  • Q14

    Consider this claim: The ability to read a person's mind would be the best superpower to have.

    Which sentence presents a counterclaim to the above claim?

    The ability to read a person's mind could ruin valuable friendships.

    The ability to read a person's mind could help detectives solve crimes.

    30s
  • Q15

    Consider this claim:  When a book is made into a movie, you should read the book before seeing the movie.

    Which sentence presents a counterclaim to the above claim?

    It's a waste of time to read a book when you can see the movie in a couple hours.

    Books typically include more details about the characters and plot of a story than movie versions.

    30s

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