Argument Writing: 7th Grade ELA - Ms. Cole

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argument
An opinion backed by data
claim
The writer's stance or overall argument (what the writer believes about a specific issue)
reasons
Main points that use logic or reasoning to justify the writer's claim
data
Evidence (facts) that support the reasons
joint
The bridge that connects the data to the writer's reasons and claims EXPLAINS how the data helps prove the point
counterclaim
A claim that disagrees with the writer's claim. (The opposition's stance.)
rebuttal
Evidence that disputes or disagrees with the counterclaim.