Making Evidence-Based Claims: Ronald Reagan, Hillary Clinton

What do Hillary Clinton and Ronald Regan have in common? Both speakers help your class learn about making evidence-based claims. The fifth lesson plan of 10 scaffolds learners by having them support a given claim with textual evidence and build to a written analysis. Carefully written and built to meet the rigor of the Common Core standards, the lesson is great practice for your class to make claims and organize a written response.

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Instructional Ideas

  • The materials were intentionally created to be versatile; use them with other fiction and non-fiction texts throughout the year
  • Use the unit outline to form learning targets for your class
Classroom Considerations

  • The first activities of parts two and five instruct students to read them outside of class; if you feel your readers won't complete the readings from home, adjust your lesson to include in-class time

  • Lesson plan provides answers to guided questions
  • The resource includes assessment options

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