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Stop the bickering and start arguing with evidence and warrants!
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The Five Steps to Argumentalizing Instruction

The Five Steps to Argumentalizing Instruction | Argument Writing | Scoop.it
One of the signature features of the services model developed and employed by Argument-Centered Education is its embeddedness. Not only is its teacher coaching
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Debates

Debates | Argument Writing | Scoop.it
Oxford style debates with the world's leading authorities, recorded live in New York City. Check out our Past Debates or see what we have coming up next.
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Want to show students lively debates that are guided by the notion of civil discourse?

 

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Want to show students lively debates that are guided by the notion of civil discourse?

 

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Editorials, Columns, Op-Ed, Letters, Opinionator and More Opinion - The New York Times

Editorials, Columns, Op-Ed, Letters, Opinionator and More Opinion - The New York Times | Argument Writing | Scoop.it
Editorials, Op-Eds and columns from David Brooks, Maureen Dowd, Thomas L. Friedman, Charles Blow, Ross Douthat, Nicholas D. Kristof, Paul Krugman, Gail Collins, Frank Bruni and Joe Nocera. Read or e-mail a letter to the editor. Online only features in Opinionator.
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The New York Times Opinion is a great resource for mentor text for the older student.

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I Don't Think So: Writing Effective Counterarguments

I Don't Think So: Writing Effective Counterarguments | Argument Writing | Scoop.it
How do writers analyze subjects and ideas to make a claim using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence? How does incorporating counterarguments in persuasive writing strengthen one’s claims?
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The Learning Network's lesson about counterarguments takes students into examining student written editorials.

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301_Prompts_for_Argumentative_Writing.pdf

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possible_mentor_texts_for_opinion_writing.pdf

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Ideas for possible mentor text....

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Online Inquiry Tool Directions - YouTube

This video introduces you to our Online Inquiry Tool and how to use it for your writing project.
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A Depth Of Knowledge Rubric For Reading, Writing, And Math - te@chthought

A Depth Of Knowledge Rubric For Reading, Writing, And Math -  te@chthought | Argument Writing | Scoop.it

"This is part 1 in a 3 part “Return To The Classroom” series, so-named because we, somehow, loathe the phrase “Back to School.” Today’s post is on assessment, with a look at rubrics for the Depth of Knowledge framework."


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Deliberating in a Democracy – Lessons

Deliberating in a Democracy – Lessons | Argument Writing | Scoop.it
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This link comes from an international organization that "teaches students to deliberate controversial public issues."

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Debate Forum | Online Debate Community | CreateDebate

Debate Forum | Online Debate Community | CreateDebate | Argument Writing | Scoop.it
Create Debate is an online debate forum that allows students and experts alike to debate a variety of topics and practice persuasive writing. Find your topic today!
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Here's a fun site where students can engage in debating topics online. Warning: some debates are adults only.

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200 Prompts for Argumentative Writing

200 Prompts for Argumentative Writing | Argument Writing | Scoop.it
For a coming student contest in which teenagers are invited to write on an issue they care about, we have gathered a list of 200 writing prompts on a wide range of issues.
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Skills and Strategies | The Four-Corners Exercise to Inspire Writing and Discussion

Skills and Strategies | The Four-Corners Exercise to Inspire Writing and Discussion | Argument Writing | Scoop.it
A description of this strategy — which can be used by any teacher on any level and with any kind of content — and suggestions for using it to explore current events.
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CQ Researcher

CQ Researcher | Argument Writing | Scoop.it
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CQ Researcher looks as though it would be an amazing resource, making the paid subscription well worth the money. Check with your media folks to see if your school already has a subscription.

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Argument Lesson Plans @Web English Teacher

Argument Lesson Plans @Web English Teacher | Argument Writing | Scoop.it
Prompts, handouts, avoiding logical fallacies, more ideas for teaching argument.
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Links to sites that support argument

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Winning an Argument

Winning an Argument | Argument Writing | Scoop.it
It comes down to the how-to's
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This article doesn't necessarily reflect CCSS but it does reflect life.

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Argument - the Core of the Common Core - and a clarifying example

Argument - the Core of the Common Core - and a clarifying example | Argument Writing | Scoop.it
The Common Core Standards make crystal clear that college and professional workplace readiness demand student ability to read and write arguments. Indeed, while identifying the three genres of writ...
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Grant Wiggins's blog makes important points!

 

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Rhetological Fallacies - Information Is Beautiful

Rhetological Fallacies - Information Is Beautiful | Argument Writing | Scoop.it
Most common errors and manipulations of rhetoric and logical thinking - visualized!
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Information is Beautiful has this collection of rhetorical fallacies.
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Games | GlassLab Games

Games | GlassLab Games | Argument Writing | Scoop.it
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A game to teach persuasive/argument skills aligned to Common Core and co-developed by NWP

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Argumentative/Opinion Support Texts | Pinterest

Argumentative/Opinion Support Texts | Pinterest | Argument Writing | Scoop.it
Explore Choice Literacy's hand-picked collection of Pins about Argumentative/Opinion Support Texts on Pinterest. | See more about writing mentor texts, mentor texts and nonfiction books.
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Even though many of the links on this page are appropriate for the elementary level, the secondary teacher can still find ideas and resources.

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Argumentative Writing in Mathematics

Argumentative Writing in Mathematics | Argument Writing | Scoop.it
Math teachers will use argumentative writing to incorporate CCSS college and career readinesswriting standard into their lessons.
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This site presents general information, not particularly unique to math unfortunately, but it's a starting place.

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