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Session Content

Introduction to the workshop

Let’s get started! – Handout


Yearlong Vision

Overview of Sections


Teach three major modes of writing


Compare persuasion to argument


Scaffold argumentative genres


Genres & formats


Teaching the argumentative writing standard


Introducing the academic standards


Diving into academic standards


Unit Considerations

Focus on the “trump” traits


Utilizing writing genre posters


Unit Foundations

Identify topic & Study an issue


Writing-about-reading topics


Add strategies to yearlong vision


Consider multiple perspectives/opinions


Identify author perspectives in informational text


Secret Site Resources


Identifying sides


Take a position


Add strategies to yearlong vision


Logical Reasoning

Introduce the opinion or claim


Write a topic/thesis statement


Add strategies to yearlong vision


Provide supporting reasons


Support your side


List the What and the Why using high-interest text


Follow the What & Why structure


Provide solid support


Add strategies to yearlong vision


Distinguish between claim, reasons, and evidence


Support your side with sufficient proof


Use the “Character” Report Card


Add strategies to yearlong vision


Message Polishing

Order reasons for maximum effect


Acknowledge the opposition


Provide counterclaim and reasons


Transition between key points


End memorably and expressively


Conclusion - Wrap-up

Wrap-up