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Turnitin has partnered with the English Professional Learning Council (EPLC) to develop three writing rubrics—argument, informative and narrative—that are aligned with the CCSS.
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Sarah Tantillo, author of The Literacy Cookbook, tackles the argument vs. evidence challenge with 6 steps to help prepare students for the ELA CCSS. (CCSS: Teaching Argument vs.
The Common Core State Standards ask teachers to shift from teaching persuasion to teaching argument. Some examples from teachers are included.
The 2nd Common Core speaking/listening anchor standard is about integrating multiple sources of information, presumably into a speech, debate, or conversation.
#CCSS aligned debate and persuasive writing unit with Edmodo, Scholastic http://t.co/q7MckWbL #edtech #engchat #ccchat #educhat
Using Edmodo for debate gives more introverted students a voice.
Great outline for introducing students to writing argument.
Here I walk through my beginning of the year debate formats. I also discuss how debating connects with numerous CCSS anchor standards.