SERIES: State Your Case

1, Evaluating Arguments About Animals

WRITTEN BY:Simon Rose

SERIES TITLE:State Your Case

St. Catharines, ON: Crabtree Publishing, 2018

48 pages, full-colour, 8″ x 10″

IL: Ages 11-14 RL: Grades 5-6

Should animals be kept in zoos or even kept as pets? Should they be used for entertainment in circuses or rodeos? Many people have strong opinions about animals and their relationship with humans. Using animal-related examples, this book gives you the tools to evaluate the effectiveness of arguments on both sides of the issue. Where do you stand?

THEMATIC LINKS: ArgumentCritical ThinkingRhetoricLogicReasoningAnimalsAnimal Welfare

FILED UNDER: SPRING2019, Language Arts

2, Evaluating Arguments About Sports and Entertainment

WRITTEN BY:James Bow

SERIES TITLE:State Your Case

St. Catharines, ON: Crabtree Publishing, 2018

48 pages, full-colour, 8″ x 10″

IL: Ages 11-14 RL: Grades 5-6

Should we continue to hold the Olympic Games? Are video games a waste of time? Should schools cut sports in favour of more academics? Every day, we hear arguments about issues in sports and entertainment in the media. This book introduces readers to the parts of an effective argument and, using sports and entertainment-related examples, provides the tools to evaluate opposing arguments.

THEMATIC LINKS: ArgumentCritical ThinkingRhetoricLogicReasoningSportsEntertainment

FILED UNDER: SPRING2019Language Arts

3, Evaluating Arguments About the Environment

WRITTEN BY:Simon Rose

SERIES TITLE:State Your Case

St. Catharines, ON: Crabtree Publishing, 2018

48 pages, full-colour, 8″ x 10″

IL: Ages 11-14 RL: Grades 5-6

Should bottled water be banned? Should clear-cutting for agriculture be allowed? We hear a lot of strong arguments about environmental issues. This book introduces the parts of an effective argument and, using environment-related examples, prompts readers to use the knowledge they have gained to evaluate the effectiveness of arguments on opposing sides of the issues. Where do you stand?

THEMATIC LINKS: ArgumentCritical ThinkingRhetoricLogicReasoningEnvironment

FILED UNDER: SPRING2019Language Arts