Keys to Argument Writing

April 2, 2019

NELMS Conference Center
50 High Street, North Andover, MA

Aligned to the Common Core Argument Writing Standard, this session emphasizes students’ ability to write sound arguments using text evidence to support a position in a reasoned, logical way.

Participants will learn how to teach students in grades 4-12 to write opinion/argument pieces in content areas. The training will focus on students’ ability to write sound arguments using text evidence to support a position in a reasoned and logical way.

  • Expectations of the Common Core argument writing standards
  • What is argument writing; differences between argument and persuasive writing
  • Argument components: claim, counterclaim, reasons, evidence, rebuttal
  • Argument text structure
  • Use of linking words and phrases
  • Comprehension and critical thinking required
  • Using text evidence
  • Analyzing models of argument writing
  • Planning an argument writing assignment

These instructional practices have been identified consistently in the research literature as most effective for improving student writing skills.

Who Should Participate: Grades 4-5 elementary teachers, grades 6-12 content classroom teachers, educators who provide support to struggling readers, literacy specialists and coaches, and grades 4-12 administrators.

Schedule

8:30 Registration, coffee and light pastries
9:00 –12:00 Workshop
12:00 –1:00 Lunch on your own
1:00 –3:00 Workshop
Schedule subject to change.

Registration

Workshop Prices: Member-$149/Non-Member-$179
Registration Deadline: March 16, 2019
PLEASE NOTE: A minimum of 10 attendees is required.

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