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Transcript of Argument Writing
Any suggestions or ideas to share? Argument vs Persuasion Argument Writing in Middle School Argument writing is based on logic and reasoning, not emotion.
Argument writing gives the reader another perspective to consider on a debatable topic. Common Core CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.1a Introduce claim(s), acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.1b Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.1c Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.1d Establish and maintain a formal style.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.1e Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented. Ideas on how to incorporate argument
writing on a regular basis: Room for Debate (NEW YORK TIMES) Where am I? Take 3-4 minutes to jot down how you incorporate argument writing into your classroom.
What questions do you still have about argument writing versus persuasive writing?
How often do your students write argumentatively in the classroom?
What resources do you use for the argument writing your students do? http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate NEW YORK TIMES
Common Core Practice Social studies:
China's one child policy
Is the U.S. following in the footsteps of Ancient Rome?
Stem cell research
Space exploration - start it up again or forget it? http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/category/lesson-plans/common-core/ Room for Debate in our Classroom Elements of Argument Topic selection
Evidence: relevant and verifiable
Warrant: explanation of how the evidence supports the claim; often common sense rules, laws, scientific principles or research, and well-considered definitions.
Backing: support for the warrant (often extended definitions)
Qualifications and Counter-arguments: acknowledgement of differing claims Email: