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  • Writing Skills
Teaching Argumentative Writing for the Middle Grades

Dates: Monday, October 30
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. ET
Instructor: Jill Fedele, MS Ed
Recommended Participants: Administrators, Educators
Grades: 5 - 8 
Price: $120

Why this course:

Argumentative writing prepares students to research and present multiple perspectives, interpret information, and develop a clear point of view supported by credible evidence. Drawing on current research and instructional standards like the Common Core State Standards, this workshop outlines methods to effectively teach students to write argumentative compositions. 

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the structure and necessary components of argumentative compositions 

  • Utilize graphic organizers and outlines to plan and organize information  

  • Draft clear and effective thesis and claim statements 

  • Learn to identify and incorporate relevant evidence effectively  

  • Incorporate precise vocabulary and transitions to strengthen claims  

  • Gain various techniques for effective introductions and conclusions 

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