Monthly Archives: May 2013

Open Source CCSS Resources

There are a gazillion CCSS resources out there in cyberspace calling for our attention.  Sifting through for the ones that you might like to use in your own classroom can be daunting.  I have spent a great deal of time … Continue reading

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Super Resource to Bookmark!

I have been doing a lot of ‘surfing’ and am finding fabulous resources on the following website: http://www.readingandwritingproject.com/ Just type ‘Argument Writing’ in the search bar. CCSS information for all of your Reading and Writing Needs. -Corinne

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Things fall apart…

This year has been a huge learning curve. The thing that I found to be the most eye-opening was recognizing what students are capable of both at the elementary and middle school level.  As a high school teacher, we sometimes … Continue reading

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Calling All Content Areas and Grade Levels!

“The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project has been exploring ways to weave the teaching of argument through the curriculum. Even the youngest students can argue about literature and so some of the new work at the Project has been … Continue reading

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Do I want to argue with 7th graders???

Teaching 7th graders how to argue is somewhat redundant. Let’s face it, they argue in their sleep! I am finding that they are naturally drawn to this genre of writing so the enthusiasm helps them maintain engagement with my lessons. … Continue reading

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Got a Minute?

A great resource to find supplemental lessons for argument writing is Learn Zillion. If you aren’t already a member, sign up! Visit http://www.learnzillion.com (It’s free!) You might find it valuable in other subject areas too! -Corinne

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Argument vs. Persuasive Writing

The biggest change for teachers is to understand the differences between persuasive and argument writing. In the past, many of us have only taught persuasive writing. It’s important for us to translate the specific differences to deepen student understanding. Up … Continue reading

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