I have been worried that this week’s unit didn’t have enough how to and that many of you would not find it as useful as I would like. It’s amazing how when you are pondering something in your subconscious and then the universe responds and fills the vacuum. The links below were all sent to me from the Twitterverse. I hope they will fill any gaps in argumentative writing instruction.
I am very pleased with the amount of sharing and connecting that is happening on the discussion boards. So far only ten of you have taken the quiz, which has an average of 6.56 questions right and takes ten minutes of time. Consider this a gentle nudge to finish up the module so you can enjoy Super Bowl Sunday. The informative writing module opens on Monday morning. Have a great weekend. — Scott
ACRE (Argument, Clarity, Repetition, Evidence)
Claims, Evidence, Reasoning
Erik Palmer video on Argumentation
Good Speaking & Listening
Eric Palmer’s quality work inspired me to give my students a speech project.
Free webinar on Deepening & Widening the Way we teach writing in K-5.
Reinventing Writing chat on Twitter this Saturday morning: The nine tools that are changing writing, teaching, and learning. Mark your calendars for a great #satchatwc 1/30 at 7:30 am PST w/ guest host, Vicki Davis, aka @coolcatteacher
Making Sense of Evidence