Teaching with the Toulmin Model. PPT Available on EdPowerPD.com WIKI. Tindley Teacher Institute 2014. DO NOW (3 min.). In what ways do students struggle with argumentative thinking, planning, and writing?. Objectives. TWBAT identify and explain the components of a Toulmin essay
Teaching with the ToulminModel
PPT Available on EdPowerPD.com WIKI
Tindley Teacher Institute
In what ways do students struggle with argumentative thinking, planning, and writing?
Fact*: The death penalty as used in the United States has not been an effective deterrent of crime.
Judgment/Value: The use of civil disobedience during the Civil Rights struggle was an effective and necessary means of swaying public opinion.
Position: The private ownership of automatic and semi-automatic weapons in the United States should be banned.
Rate the following claims on a scale of 3, 2, or 1(3 being an exemplar).
Claim: In order to eliminate excessive waste at Tindley, we should organize an “Eco-Friendly Council.”
Clarification: By council, I mean a group of scholars who would promote eco-friendliness in the school through class challenges and recycling initiatives.
Example: 9th Grade Unit 1 Summative Essay Prompt
Pick one of the Puritan values. Argue whether that belief still exists in some form in our society today, and whether you think it’s appropriate for our times. Your evidence should come from our Puritan texts and your own knowledge of laws/practices in our schools, churches, businesses, etc. today.
In the following clip, character Phil Dunphy from Modern Family (humorously) makes a claim and supports it with a series of premises. Watch the following clip and identify:
Modern Family’s Phil Dunphy: Cool Dad
* Each premise requires its own evidence.
* These are just two possibilities of many, and as students achieve higher levels of mastery, they should be able to further manipulate the components to meet the needs of their argument.
Essay Paragraphs/ Sections
Essay Section Components
Essay Section Component Elements