Reasons and Evidence to support Claims and Points
RI.4.8 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
RI.5.8 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).
1. Carefully read the paragraph
on the right about year-round school. Glue a copy in your journal to do the following:
2. Highlight the opinions in the paragraph in yellow.
3. Highlight the facts in the paragraphs in blue.
4. Underline the main claim that provides focus of the paragraph.
Year-round school is not a good idea. Year-round school changes students' summer schedule. For examples some year-round schools have a 60/15 calendar where they're in school for 60 days, then out of school for 15 days. This same schedule repeats all year long, which means no summer vacation. Students need a long break from all the stress of tests, quizzes, homework and studying. We deserve a summer to take off from school and recharge our batteries. Summer is to be enjoyed, not spent in a classroom.