Criteria for rich argumentation tasks:
- Include a clear guiding question
- Include multiple potential claims
- Necessitate the use of evidence
- Encourage student-driven argumentation
Other things to consider:
- What argumentation elements do you want to emphasize in the lesson?
- What are the needs of your students?
- What are the opportunities in existing curriculum for having students engage in argumentation?
- What kind of evidence is available, and how can you make it accessible to students?
- How do you want students to engage in an argumentation task?
- What types of supports might your students need?