Module 7-Analyzing Claims-Language Arts 5B - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this unit, students will learn how to test an author's claims about the world. They will learn how important it is for a writer to support any claims they make in writing. They will learn how to analyze an author's claims about the world. They will review what conjunctions are and also learn how conjunctions are used in various types of sentences.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Finding Claims None
2 Finding Support for Claims None
3 Analyzing a Claim highlighters (multiple colors);
4 Conjunctions None

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Finding Claims
  1. Define and identify examples of written claims.
  2. Identify an author's claim.
2 Finding Support for Claims
  1. Explain how authors use reasons and evidence to support a claim.
  2. Identify examples of reasons and evidence that support a claim.
3 Analyzing a Claim
  1. Analyze an author's claim.
4 Conjunctions
  1. Define and identify examples of conjunctions.
  2. Explain the role of conjunctions in a sentence.

Module Key Words:

Key Words

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
2 Finding Support for Claims 6 Supporting Claims Assignment
3 Analyzing a Claim 5 Analyzing Claims Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:


Module Guiding Questions:

When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.

Lesson Title Question
Finding Claims
  1. What is the difference between a fact and a claim?
Finding Support for Claims
  1. How do you find evidence to support claims?
Analyzing a Claim
  1. How can you analyze a claim?
  1. What is a conjunction?

Module Video Questions:

When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.

Lesson Title Video Question
Finding Claims Continental Drift
  1. What did Alfred Wegener discover?
  2. What evidence did he have to support his discovery?
Finding Claims The Sea Floor is Spreading
  1. What evidence supported Alfred Wegener's claim?
Finding Support for Claims Swirling Persuasion
  1. What are the different forms of a persuasive message?
Analyzing a Claim Persuasive Ideas
  1. What is persuasive writing?
  2. What are supporting details?
Conjunctions Conjunction
  1. What is a conjunction?

Module Suggested Read Aloud Books:

Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:

  • What is the main idea?
  • What are three things new you learned?
  • How does this book relate to what you are learning about?

# Book Author Lexile Level

Module Outing:

Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.

# Outing