Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning

Published on: August 3, 2016

How can we support students in understanding of the practice “Engaging in an Argument”?  We need to develop their abilities in answering questions by gathering evidence, making a claim, and connecting the evidence and the claim with reasoning.

Reasoning is not just restating the evidence.  It is the reason why the evidence is valid.  Reasoning includes a scientific or a mathematical principal that connects the evidence and the claim