As soon as students have gathered enough evidence, the teacher shows them how to create a claim. A claim could be created by the teams themselves without a teacher’s direct instruction. Because this is the first experience for the class with the Showing Evidence Tool, the teacher decides he wants all students to investigate one claim before proposing one of their own:
Students can then suggest a different claim, and can present their ideas to the teacher.
The teacher demonstrates how to create a claim and explains the type of information that goes in each field.