Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Ferri Fours Try it Out- Days 2-4

Day 2- Today I divided the children into 6 groups of 4.  It was easy to keep them in the same 6 groups that I use for science.  I had a “mystery” envelope filled with topics.  Each group picked one … Continue reading

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The Ferri Fours Try it Out- Day 1

With my posts, my hope is to document my progression from the students’ previous knowledge and experiences with persuasion to an understanding of “Argument”.  I decided to begin my first lesson in “Argument Writing” using persuasion as my spring board. … Continue reading

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Graphic Organizers

Sending along a pdf copy of the graphic organizers that were in the argument writing folders. The pdf isn’t the best copy, if you would like a ‘clean copy’ see your argument writing rep from your building.ArgumentWritingGraphicOrganizers

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Transition Words useful for Argument Writing

Transitional Words/Expressions to Use in Writing To show… Words/Expressions to Use Similarity also, in the same way, just as, likewise, similarly Exception/Contrast But, however, in spite of, on the one hand, on the other hand, nevertheless, nonetheless, notwithstanding, in contrast, … Continue reading

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The Argument Writing Blog

During our last Professional Development Day, our ‘Resident Expert’ team presented information about argument writing. Our volunteer teachers studied the common core standards, compiled resources, and created an engaging presentation to support us as we transition to the CCSS. After … Continue reading

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