Keys to Argument Writing (Live Virtual)

Keys to Literacy Event

Live, Virtual Professional Development

During this one-day professional development, participants will learn instructional practices for teaching students in grades 5-12 how to write argument pieces in any subject area. The training will focus on students’ ability to write sound arguments using text evidence to support a position in a reasoned and logical way. The content is aligned to state writing standards.

Virtual-Live Format: The Keys trainer will use Zoom video conferencing to deliver this training in an interactive format using features such as breakout rooms, chat, and Google shared documents.

Training Description

  • Expectations of the argument writing standards
  • What is argument writing; differences between argument and persuasive writing
  • Argument components: claim, counterclaim, reasons, evidence, rebuttal
  • Argument text structure
  • Comprehension and critical thinking required
  • Using text evidence
  • Analyzing models of argument writing
  • Planning an argument writing assignment

The online participation schedule will be as follows (times are EDT):

8:45-9:00 Sign in, extra help with Zoom Meeting

9:00-10:30 Session 1 (90)

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:15 Session 2 (90)

12:15-12:45 Lunch

12:45-2:00 Session 3 (75)

2:00-2:15 Break

2:15-3:30 (75)

Total Delivery time: 5.5 hours


In order to maximize participants’ online experience, each offering will be limited to the first 35 people to register.

Who Should Participate

Grades 5-12 teachers of any subject, educators who provide support to struggling writers, literacy specialists and coaches, and grades 5-12 administrators.

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Keys to Argument Writing (Live Virtual) (April 14, 2021: Virtual)
April 14, 2021: Virtual
$ 159.00


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