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Published: 04/09/2019
KS4 | Reading
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Exploring types of evidence

A series of tasks to get students thinking about different types of evidence when writing or reading an argument. There is a matching activity and a table to consider the weaknesses and strengths of different types of evidence. 

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In a group of three, discuss and then make notes on the possible strengths and limitations of these evidence types:
  • expert quotation
  • authority statement
  • generalisation
  • fact
  • anecdote
  • statistic.

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