Teaching Students to WriteTeaching Students to Write



"These books will support teachers in their understanding of designing process-based instruction and give them both useful lesson plans and a process for designing instruction on their own that follows the design principles.

Author: Peter Smagorinsky

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 0325034001

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Page: 87

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"These books will support teachers in their understanding of designing process-based instruction and give them both useful lesson plans and a process for designing instruction on their own that follows the design principles." -Peter Smagorinsky, Larry Johannessen, Elizabeth Kahn, and Thomas McCann The Dynamics of Writing Instruction series helps middle and high school teachers teach writing using a structured process approach. Teachers may spread these books throughout a multiyear English language arts program, use all six books to constitute a yearlong writing course, or repeat modified sequences from one book at sequential grade levels so students deal with that particular genre at increasing degrees of complexity. Each book in the series includes classroom-tested activities, detailed lesson sequences, and supporting handouts. The instruction is detailed enough to use as a daily plan but general enough that teachers can modify it to accommodate their own curriculum and the specific needs of their students. The instructional activities in each book are tailored to a specific kind of writing: argument, essays that define, comparison/contrast essays, personal narratives, research reports, and fictional narratives. This six book series will show teachers how to: introduce issues, dilemmas, and scenarios that capture students' interest and invoke the critical and creative thinking necessary to write powerfully and effectively design and orchestrate activities within an interactive and collaborative environment move students through increasingly challenging activities designed to help them become independent writers.

Teaching Argument Writing Grades 6 12Teaching Argument Writing Grades 6 12



Offers teaching strategies and resources to instruct sixth- through twelfth-graders on how to prepare and write strong arguments and evaluate the arguments of others, providing step-by-step guidance on arguments of fact, judgment, and ...

Author: George Hillocks

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 0325013969

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Page: 227

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Offers teaching strategies and resources to instruct sixth- through twelfth-graders on how to prepare and write strong arguments and evaluate the arguments of others, providing step-by-step guidance on arguments of fact, judgment, and policy, and including advice to help students understand how judgments get made in the real world, how to develop and support criteria for an argument, and related topics.

Teaching ArgumentsTeaching Arguments



In Teaching Arguments, Jennifer Fletcher provides teachers with engaging classroom activities, writing prompts, graphic organizers, and student samples to help students at all levels read, write, listen, speak, and think rhetorically.

Author: Jennifer Fletcher

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781571109996

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Page: 264

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No matter where students' lives lead after graduation, one of the most essential tools we can teach them is how to comprehend, analyze, and respond to arguments. Students need to know how writers' and speakers' choices are shaped by elements of the rhetorical situation, including audience, occasion, and purpose. In Teaching Arguments, Jennifer Fletcher provides teachers with engaging classroom activities, writing prompts, graphic organizers, and student samples to help students at all levels read, write, listen, speak, and think rhetorically. Jennifer believes that, with appropriate scaffolding and encouragement, all students can learn a rhetorical approach to argument and gain access to rigorous academic content. Teaching Arguments opens the door and helps them pay closer attention to the acts of meaning around them, to notice persuasive strategies that might not be apparent at first glance. When we analyze and develop arguments, we have to consider more than just the printed words on the page. We have to evaluate multiple perspectives; the tension between belief and doubt; the interplay of reason, character, and emotion; the dynamics of occasion, audience, and purpose; and how our own identities shape what we read and write. Rhetoric teaches us how to do these things. Teaching Arguments will help students learn to move beyond a superficial response to texts so they can analyze and craft sophisticated, persuasive arguments--a major cornerstone for being not just college-and career-ready but ready for the challenges of the world.

Teaching and Learning Argumentative Writing in High School English Language Arts ClassroomsTeaching and Learning Argumentative Writing in High School English Language Arts Classrooms



As we have illustrated in this book, these teachers' students were taking action verbally and in writing to participate in curricular domains of literary ...

Author: George E. Newell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317702672

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Page: 246

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Focused on the teaching and learning argumentative writing in grades 9-12, this important contribution to literacy education research and classroom practice offers a new perspective, a set of principled practices, and case studies of excellent teaching. The case studies illustrate teaching and learning argumentative writing as the construction of knowledge and new understandings about experiences, ideas, and texts. Six themes key to teaching argumentative writing as a thoughtful, multi‐leveled practice for deep learning and expression are presented: teaching and learning argumentative writing as social practice, teachers’ epistemological beliefs about argumentative writing, variations in instructional chains, instructional conversations in support of argumentative writing as deep learning and appreciation of multiple perspectives, contextualized analysis of argumentative writing, and the teaching and learning of argumentative writing and the construction of rationalities.

Teaching and Learning Argumentative Writing in High School English Language Arts ClassroomsTeaching and Learning Argumentative Writing in High School English Language Arts Classrooms



Focused on the teaching and learning argumentative writing in grades 9-12, this important contribution to literacy education research and classroom practice offers a new perspective, a set of principled practices, and case studies of ...

Author: George E. Newell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317702665

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Page: 246

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Focused on the teaching and learning argumentative writing in grades 9-12, this important contribution to literacy education research and classroom practice offers a new perspective, a set of principled practices, and case studies of excellent teaching. The case studies illustrate teaching and learning argumentative writing as the construction of knowledge and new understandings about experiences, ideas, and texts. Six themes key to teaching argumentative writing as a thoughtful, multi‐leveled practice for deep learning and expression are presented: teaching and learning argumentative writing as social practice, teachers’ epistemological beliefs about argumentative writing, variations in instructional chains, instructional conversations in support of argumentative writing as deep learning and appreciation of multiple perspectives, contextualized analysis of argumentative writing, and the teaching and learning of argumentative writing and the construction of rationalities.

Reading Thinking and Writing About HistoryReading Thinking and Writing About History



This practical guide presents six research-tested historical investigations along with all corresponding teacher materials and tools that have improved the historical thinking and argumentative writing of academically diverse students.

Author: Chauncey Monte-Sano

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807755303

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Page: 256

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This practical guide presents six research-tested historical investigations along with all corresponding teacher materials and tools that have improved the historical thinking and argumentative writing of academically diverse students.

Inspiring Dialogue Talking to Learn in the English ClassroomInspiring Dialogue Talking to Learn in the English Classroom



Lucia Elden illustrates how to see argument writing more broadly as a dialogic ... formalist approaches to teaching and writing argument can push students ...

Author: Mary M. Juzwik

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807754672

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Page: 176

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Providing a thorough discussion of the benefits of dialogic curriculum in meeting the objectives of the Common Core State Standards, this book with its companion website is an ideal resource for teacher development. Chapter by chapter, the book follows novice teachers as they build a repertoire of practices for planning, carrying out, and assessing their efforts at dialogic teaching across the secondary English curriculum. The text also includes a section to support dialogic teacher learning communtiies through video study and discourse analysis. Book features include: dialogic tools for step-by-step planning within a lesson, over the course of a unit, or during an entire academic year; a user-friendly layout designed for new teachers who are pressed for time; classroom examples addressing the challenges English teachers may face in stimulating rich learning talk in an era of standardization; and a companion website with additional examples, activities, and course material.

The Argument Writing ToolkitThe Argument Writing Toolkit



fewer feel the same level of comfort with teaching argument” (p. 61). ... of teaching our students the tools of effective argument writing (Hillocks, 2010).

Author: Sean Ruday

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317409083

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Page: 164

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In order for students to write effective arguments, they need to read good arguments. In this practical book, you’ll find out how to use mentor texts to make writing instruction more meaningful, authentic, and successful. Author Sean Ruday demonstrates how you can teach middle school students to analyze the qualities of effective arguments and then help them think of those qualities as tools to improve their own writing. You’ll learn how to: Introduce high-interest topics to students to get them interested and engaged in argument writing. Teach students to look at multiple sides of an issue and critically evaluate evidence to construct informed, defensible arguments. Make argument writing an interactive, student-driven exercise in which students pursue their own writing projects. Use mentor texts to help students learn the core concepts of argument writing and apply those skills across the curriculum. The book is filled with examples and templates you can bring back to the classroom immediately, as well as an annotated bibliography which links the concepts in this book to the corresponding Common Core State Standards. Blank templates are also available as printable eResources on our website (http://www.routledge.com/9781138924390).

The Argument Writing ToolkitThe Argument Writing Toolkit



In order for students to write effective arguments, they need to read good arguments. In this practical book, you’ll find out how to use mentor texts to make writing instruction more meaningful, authentic, and successful.

Author: Sean Ruday

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317409069

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Page: 164

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In order for students to write effective arguments, they need to read good arguments. In this practical book, you’ll find out how to use mentor texts to make writing instruction more meaningful, authentic, and successful. Author Sean Ruday demonstrates how you can teach middle school students to analyze the qualities of effective arguments and then help them think of those qualities as tools to improve their own writing. You’ll learn how to: Introduce high-interest topics to students to get them interested and engaged in argument writing. Teach students to look at multiple sides of an issue and critically evaluate evidence to construct informed, defensible arguments. Make argument writing an interactive, student-driven exercise in which students pursue their own writing projects. Use mentor texts to help students learn the core concepts of argument writing and apply those skills across the curriculum. The book is filled with examples and templates you can bring back to the classroom immediately, as well as an annotated bibliography which links the concepts in this book to the corresponding Common Core State Standards. Blank templates are also available as printable eResources on our website (http://www.routledge.com/9781138924390).

Teaching Young Adult LiteratureTeaching Young Adult Literature



Dialogue's importance to argument, particularly in the context of teaching students to write arguments, is well documented (Langer and Applebee, 1987; ...

Author: Judith A. Hayn

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475813036

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Page: 140

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This text is intended to give educators a resource to aid them in creating a literacy curriculum. The included chapters written by experts from different universities across the country offer a variety of methods for using YAL to meet the standards while connecting with students. Following a framework first chapter introducing the importance of YAL and discussing its relevance, other authors tackle various ways to teach it. Each chapter may suggest different strategies and rationales for utilizing YAL, but each shares a common purpose with the others: to promote the efficacy of YAL to engage students while at the same time meeting the rigorous standards set forth by the Common Core.

My View My Voice Levels 6 8My View My Voice Levels 6 8



This book includes: 21 persuasive writing strategies; 10 lesson plans; student writing samples; mentor texts; anchor charts.

Author: Rebekah Coleman

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781425816995

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Page: 176

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This classroom resource provides teachers with a strong foundation in the elements of persuasive writing. In the 21st century classroom, the skills and strategies required to effectively evaluate and compose opinions has never been greater. This book discusses why teaching persuasive writing is relevant and beneficial to the target age groups, and includes resources to help grades 6-8 students examine multiple views on a topic and write their own informed, effective opinions and arguments. Persuasive writing provides students with an avenue to examine a topic, develop informed views, express their opinions, and defend their ideas with logical, evidence-based reasoning. This resource takes a unique approach to the topic of teaching persuasive writing with an effective combination of tips, strategies, and resources. With mentor texts, student writing samples, rubrics, lesson plans, and questions to assess professional growth at the end of each section, teachers will learn why persuasive writing is so important in today's classrooms, and how to tackle the challenge of teaching it. This book includes: 21 persuasive writing strategies; 10 lesson plans; student writing samples; mentor texts; anchor charts.

Teaching Academic WritingTeaching Academic Writing



The book draws on recent research in the fields of academic literacy, second language learning, and linguistics.

Author: Caroline Coffin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134507337

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Page: 192

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Student academic writing is at the heart of teaching and learning in higher education. Students are assessed largely by what they write, and need to learn both general academic conventions as well as disciplinary writing requirements in order to be successful in higher education. Teaching Academic Writing is a 'toolkit' designed to help higher education lecturers and tutors teach writing to their students. Containing a range of diverse teaching strategies, the book offers both practical activities to help students develop their writing abilities and guidelines to help lecturers and tutors think in more depth about the assessment tasks they set and the feedback they give to students. The authors explore a wide variety of text types, from essays and reflective diaries to research projects and laboratory reports. The book draws on recent research in the fields of academic literacy, second language learning, and linguistics. It is grounded in recent developments such as the increasing diversity of the student body, the use of the Internet, electronic tuition, and issues related to distance learning in an era of increasing globalisation. Written by experienced teachers of writing, language, and linguistics, Teaching Academic Writing will be of interest to anyone involved in teaching academic writing in higher education.

Argument in the Real World Teaching Adolescents to Read and Write Digital TextsArgument in the Real World Teaching Adolescents to Read and Write Digital Texts



In this book, Kristen Hawley Turner and Troy Hicks draw from real world texts and samples of student work to share a wealth of insights and practical strategies in teaching students the logic of argument.

Author: Kristen Hawley Turner

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ISBN: 0325086753

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Argumentative TextsArgumentative Texts



The Process of Teaching Writing Teacher Students Argumentative texts are of particular interest because they are so. When teaching how to write, ...

Author: June Keir

Publisher: Ready-Ed Publications

ISBN: 9781863977692

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Page: 56

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The final book in the series introduces students to three text types. The students are shown examples of expositions, responses and discussions. All of these texts are topical, clearly presented and engagingly illustrated. Students are encouraged to read each text type carefully, respond to them and identify their special features. Cleverly constructed activities which are outcome linked guide students to plan and write their own five text types. This series is highly recommended for any teacher teaching English in upper primary or lower secondary school. Includes photocopy masters.

Literacy and History in ActionLiteracy and History in Action



Obviously teachers will have to devote some time to helping students to conceive ... of Writing Instruction (2010) and Teaching Students to Write Argument ...

Author: Thomas M. McCann

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807757345

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Page: 160

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This book offers a solid research and theoretical foundation for combining social studies and literacy instruction. A collaboration between a literacy scholar, two classroom teachers, and a school librarian, this volume also shows teachers how to engage middle and high school students in historical inquiry that incorporates literacy skills like reading complex texts and writing elaborated arguments. The authors present extended simulation actitvities that immerse students in three eras of US history: European incursions into North America, pre-Revolutionary War Colonialism, and the Civil War and Reconstruction. These simulations allow learners to experience these major periods of U.S. history while they discuss, read, and write in ways that align closely with the Common Core State Standards. The final chapter guides teachers in constructing their own classroom simulations and identitfies useful resources.

Every Reader a Close ReaderEvery Reader a Close Reader



After reading this chapter, you'll be able to plan and support student discussion and writing that teaches students how to create and evaluate arguments.

Author: Samantha Cleaver

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475814750

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Page: 252

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Drawing expertise and ideas from research, as well as teachers from across the country, Every Reader, a Close Reader serves as both an instructional guide and professional development tool for classroom teachers and instructional leaders to use when starting or strengthening close reading at the classroom level.

Teaching to Exceed the English Language Arts Common Core State StandardsTeaching to Exceed the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards



Writing. Teaching argumentative writing is challenging. Students often have difficulty writing argumentative essays. On writing assessments, only 18 percent ...

Author: Richard Beach

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136502880

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Page: 320

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As the new English Language Arts Common Core State Standards take hold across the United States, the need grows for pre-service and in-service teachers to be ready to develop curriculum and instruction that addresses their requirements. This timely, thoughtful, and comprehensive text directly meets this need. It delineates a literacy practices and critical engagement curriculum framework for 6-12 English language arts education that explains and illustrates how the Standards’ highest and best intentions for student success can be implemented from a critical, culturally relevant perspective that is firmly grounded in current literacy learning theory and research. The first 6-12 English language arts methods text to be aligned with the Standards, this book also addresses their limitations — formalist assumptions about literacy learning, limited attention to media/digital literacies, lack of attention to critical literacies, and questionable assumptions about linking standards and text complexity to specific grade levels. Specific examples of teachers using the literacy practices/critical engagement curriculum framework in their classrooms shows how these limitations can be surpassed. Features • Moves the CCSS framework into a view that literacy is a contextualized, social practice • Challenges simplistic models that homogenize adolescent learners • Adds the important element of critical literacy to English language arts classrooms • Provides specific examples of teachers in action implementing these practices • Interactive Companion Website with student and instructor resources. The Website is designed to foster interactivity through participation in an online teaching planning simulation with a text, video, or case on one side of the screen and a chat box for instructors and students to share their reactions and planning ideas. The Companion Website is linked to a wiki that serves as a repository for links, activities/units, and further reading.

So What So What



"So What?

Author: Kurt Schick

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199949077

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Page: 281

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"So What? The Writer's Argument is the first, very brief rhetoric to teach students how to write compelling arguments in college by showing them why the practice of argumentation is essential to academic work. Practical exercises throughout each chapter reinforce this broader academic aim with specific writing objectives focused on the key issue of significance - also known as the "So What?" factor. Short, flexible, and affordable, So What? begins by teaching students how to understand their compositions as contributions within the broader context of college, as important practice in academic inquiry and knowledge making. By teaching students how to become apprentice scholars, So What? gives students access authentic academic styles, foundational organizing structures, and helpful rhetorical moves that they can emulate and adapt in their college classes and beyond"--

Argument in CompositionArgument in Composition



that training students in advanced literacy can be “a unidirectional ... But beyond the fear of appearing partisan in our approach to teaching writing, ...

Author: John Ramage

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602353152

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Page: 271

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ARGUMENT IN COMPOSITION provides access to a wide range of resources that bear on the teaching of writing and argument. The ideas of major theorists of classical and contemporary rhetoric and argument-from Aristotle to Burke, Toulmin, and Perelman-are explained and elaborated, especially as they inform pedagogies of argumentation and composition.