Topic Progress:

As mentioned at the beginning of this lesson, co-premises are often challenging for many students. Some of the ideas you were introduced to earlier, such as use of manipulatives to help students map simple arguments in a tangible way, are effective for teaching co-premises. Watch this video for additional advice on how to best teach about co-premises to students and how to use this concept to enhance writing and discussion.

You can find videos, slides, a lesson plan, and practice worksheets for Lesson 5 here: 

If you’d like to create your own arguments and/or argument maps, or have students create their own, you can find short arguments on both sides of current events (plus sources) at

Now that you have completed this lesson on co-premises, take this final quiz. By passing the quiz, you will be able to move on to the next lesson.