webPD | Teach readers to discern 5 nonfiction text structures

webPD | Teach readers to discern 5 nonfiction text structures

Teach readers to discern 5 nonfiction text structures As we prepare readers to infer a text’s main idea and eventually the author’s purpose, it’s important to build a foundation of understanding about text structures. Stories or narrative texts have a predictable text...
webPD | Persuade an audience with rhetorical devices

webPD | Persuade an audience with rhetorical devices

Persuade an audience with rhetorical devices Move beyond teaching students what to say and teach them how to say it. These craft lessons will focus on rhetorical devices—or different ways to impress opinions and express ideas to a reader. There are dozens of...
Learning Path | Grades 6-12: Argumentative Writing

Learning Path | Grades 6-12: Argumentative Writing

Learning Path | Grades 6-12: Argumentative Writing Learn how to teach your students to write argumentative pieces that include evidence. Watch as Kristina Smekens models how to help students discover how to align with the strongest position rather than just their own...
Learning Path | Grades 6-12: Argumentative Writing

Learning Path | Grades 6-12: Informative Writing

Learning Path | Grades 6-12: Informative Writing Learn how to provide everyday opportunities for research that can result in a variety of product options. Find ways to teach students how to organize their source information while avoiding plagiarism. Learn how to...