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Teaching the Argument by Solving Mysteries



Teaching the Argument by Solving Mysteries

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Teaching the Argument by Solving Mysteries

This is a great introduction to any literature unit. It teaches students the proper approach to literary analysis, which can be used from grades 7 all the way to 12 in any levels of study.

This mini unit contains 8 lessons that teach students the proper way to form an argument. Many times students will use the right information, but they don’t quite know what to do with it. Through a series of crime scenes, students learn how to collect information (data), collect evidence, and explain how this evidence supports a logical conclusion, all while having fun. This unit teaches students skills that are needed in all literature units.
These lessons allow students to learn the importance of collecting data by taking careful notes, how to select only information that will help support a thesis (or a claim), and how to properly use the information by incorporating pertinent explanations to develop an irrefutable argument.

This is a fun way of learning the necessary skills for argumentation.
The unit contains:

A Student Guide with 12 pages of activities and notes
A Teacher Guide with 8 comprehensive lesson plans and activities
An answer Key with 13 pages of answers and sample texts to help model proper format for students
A downloadable Prezi Presentation introducing the argument and how to develop it.
An end unit evaluation with answer key and evaluation grid 6 pages
Material is available as both PDF and in Word format for easy modifications

Pages total 58 pages

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Total Pages
58 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 Week

FREE MATH LESSON – “Simple Addition Story Problems for Adding 3 Numbers SmartBoard Lesson”

by Lisa Rombach

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade



My “draw it, solve it, write the fact” SmartBoard lessons have been so popular, I am posting this addition for free as a thank you to all my customers. The file contains a teacher’s notes page and 11 “draw it, solve it, write the fact” pages. I use the first one for modeling. Each page has a simple addition story problem, an area to “draw it” (drag and drop the graphic set on infinite clone – makes the lesson interactive) and a space to write the fact. Pages can be printed and copied so students record at their seats OR have them solve on slates and place the printed pages in a center for extra practice. Help your K-2 students learn how to solve problems adding 3 numbers (sums are under 20).

You must have Smart Notebook software to open this lesson.
A PDF version of this lesson is available (also for free) here:

Lisa Rombach








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