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Persuasion Map: A interactive graphic organizer

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The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate. Students begin by determining their goal or thesis. They then identify three reasons to support their argument, and three facts or examples to validate each reason. The map graphic in the upper right-hand corner allows students to move around the map, instead of having to work in a linear fashion. The finished map can be saved, e-mailed, or printed.


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How to teach writing, reading and thinking — Joanne Jacobs

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How to teach writing, reading and thinking
OCTOBER 11, 2012 BY JOANNE LEAVE A COMMENT
“Explicit teaching of writing makes kids better writers” and readers. Does writing improve thinking? Dan Willingham looks at the evidence in The Atlantic.
Not all writing instruction is helpful, Willingham writes. Students learn to write well if they’re taught “the nuts and bolts,” such as “text structure, how to use specific strategies for planning, revising, or editing text, and so on. . . . if a teacher does not show students how to construct a paragraph or a well-written argument, some will figure out it anyway, but many will not.”
Writing instruction improves reading comprehension, but again the details matter. When students write about what they’ve read — analyzing, interpreting, summarizing and answering questions — they build comprehension, Willingham writes. Explicit teaching of writing conventions helps students understand how authors use conventions.
It’s worth noting that these two advantages — better writing and better reading — will probably not accrue if most writing assignments consist of answering short questions, writing in journals, and completing worksheets — exactly the writing tasks on which elementary school kids spend most of their time (Gilbert & Graham, 2010). Students need assignments that include writing in longer formats with some formal structural requirements.
The research is not as clear on the question of whether teaching writing improves thinking, he writes.
There is a certain logic to the idea that students can become better critical thinkers by completing writing assignments. Writing forces you to organize your thoughts. Writing encourages you to try different ideas and combinations of ideas. Writing encourages you to select your words carefully. Writing holds the promise (and the threat) of a permanent record of your thoughts, and thus offers the motivation to order them carefully. And indeed some forms of writing–persuasive or expository essays for example — explicitly call for carefully ordering thinking.


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Persuasion Map - ReadWriteThink

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The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.

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Academic Writing: Beyond the Five-Paragraph Essay

From VOA Learning English, welcome to the Education Report in Special English. Millions of students have been taught a formula that has nothing to do with ch...

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Celebritize You's curator insight, March 17, 2013 7:58 PM

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Persuasion Map: A interactive graphic organizer

Persuasion Map: A interactive graphic organizer | Verb use | Scoop.it

The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate. Students begin by determining their goal or thesis. They then identify three reasons to support their argument, and three facts or examples to validate each reason. The map graphic in the upper right-hand corner allows students to move around the map, instead of having to work in a linear fashion. The finished map can be saved, e-mailed, or printed.


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Essay Rubric - ReadWriteThink

This rubric delineates specific expectations about an essay assignment to students and provides a means of assessing completed student essays.
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Thesis Builder - The Original Persuasive Essay Maker

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Peg Gillard's curator insight, February 23, 2013 7:20 PM

Great way to set foundational skills!

Principal dd's curator insight, February 25, 2013 12:23 AM

A great way to get students who struggle with getting 'pen / pencil' onto their paper ... let them get a start on their HHDD (hand held digital device). 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 25, 2013 12:22 PM

Another brilliant idea by Tom March

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Why adding interactive activities is important for #e-learning.

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By Maresa Molloy, Instructional Designer at Aurion Learning. At Aurion Learning, our experience tells us that one of the best ways to guarantee learner interest and retention is through the appropr...

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, June 4, 2013 6:26 PM

E learning is different from the provision of online content. It reads as obvious, but when examples are seen, too many simply provide  content and call it 'learning' whether it be on line or paper based.

Silvia Gallardo-Martin's curator insight, June 5, 2013 11:44 AM

I particularly like the last sentence in this brief article

Ruth Bass's curator insight, June 6, 2013 1:09 PM

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