Happy new year! Let's open 2024 with a big addition to the Writelike lesson library:Eight Argument Components!
Eight Argument Components explains the roles of issues, claims, reasons, evidence, rebuttals, limits, assumptions, & backing in argumentation.
There's a lot packed into this lesson, but it's all broken into small chunks with a diverse range of mentor texts including articles, book extracts, and advertisements:
The purpose of the lesson is to build conceptual understanding, not to master writing entire arguments or even individual components.
So, the writing tasks in this lesson are more focussed on analysing mentor texts or playing with components in a loose, improvisational, Balderdash style:
Next up, we (probably) have a lesson about different sources and types of evidence, before we move from argumentation to persuasive writing and rhetoric.