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.
- 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)
10:45-12:15 Session 2 (90)
12:45-2:00 Session 3 (75)
Total Delivery time: 5.5 hours
LIMITED NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
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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