(Re)designing Argumentation Writing Units for Grades 5–12

  • Title:(Re)designing Argumentation Writing Units for Grades 5–12
  • Author:Kathy Tuchman Glass
  • Publication Date:January 2017
  • Grade Level:5-12
  • ISBN:9781942496700
  • Publisher:Solution Tree

Writing plays a crucial part in all education disciplines, helping students to communicate their ideas to different audiences and extend their content knowledge. Developed for teachers, curriculum designers, and literacy coaches, this user-friendly guide offers practical recommendations, strategies, and tips for establishing argumentation units of instruction that empower students to artfully and logically present and convince others of their position.

  • Examine the characteristic elements of an argument and the benefits of teaching students to work through how to structure an argument.
  • Examine an argumentation unit map, its learning goals and guiding questions, and then develop one of your own.
  • Complete exercises throughout the book that will help to create a comprehensive argumentation unit of instruction.
  • Design a full lesson on argumentation, from establishing author’s purpose, to supporting a thesis with evidence, to presenting counter-arguments.
  • Download templates, checklists, rubrics, and student activities useful for designing an argumentation unit and guiding lessons.
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