Grade 10 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 12


Students choose one claim from the previous lesson to form a counterclaim in opposition to that claim. Students identify evidence to support their counterclaims and record that information on the Forming Counterclaims Tool before engaging in a peer review. Students use the Evidence-Based Claims Criteria Checklist to evaluate a peer’s counterclaim.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
W.9-10.1.b Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly, supplying evidence for each while pointing out the...
W.9-10.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-...
SL.9-10.1 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups...

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