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Argument Writing in Second Grade By Jen Daigneault

Two weeks ago my class and I started our Argument Writing Unit.  I decided to start small and very controlled.  After reading All You Need For a Snowman by Alice Schertle, we listed all of the items identified in the … Continue reading

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Argument Writing – Reflections from a HS English Teacher

Incorporating argument writing into a literature-driven curriculum is a stimulating task.  This year, with the eleventh grade, it was integrated into a unit on the literary genre / philosophical movement, romanticism.  To begin with the concept of romanticism was explored … Continue reading

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Argument Writing in Social Studies

Social Studies teachers routinely use both primary and secondary sources to have our students analyze historic events or perspectives.  Our students continue to write arguments to support claims through the use of clear reasons and relevant evidence. With the CCSS, … Continue reading

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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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