Today's post is brought to you by Bobbi Campbell.
Planning for instruction takes time, so I wanted to develop a tool that would support coaches and teachers in planning for instruction – specifically, planning for a shift in teaching and learning from persuasion to argumentation.
Before I could jump into resources regarding this shift, I wanted to provide the research supporting this shift; hence, the reason for the development of this handy dandy resource in the form of a newsletter/hot-linked document. This document’s purpose is to provide the research supporting the shift from persuasion to argumentation, as well as to light a fire under students’ butts to get them excited about digging into text, while tracing arguments, analyzing the rhetoric and style of some authors, and eventually towards writing their own fantastic and dynamic arguments.
Who knows, we may create a mutation of argumentationators (disclaimer: argumentationators is not really a word, silly.) There are links to possible focus lessons, vocabulary, and graphic organizers. Knock yourself out and choose the resources that best match your style, kids, and/or teachers.
(Note: Image below is a screenshot. Click on hyperlinked text above to view the PDF in GoogleDrive.)
My only request is if you use this resource, please post comments and feedback so I can revise.