Criteria for rich argumentation tasks:

Criteria for Rich Argumentation Tasks Document

Key criteria:

  1. Include a clear guiding question
  2. Include multiple potential claims
  3. Necessitate the use of evidence
  4. 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?