Students who wish to succeed and advance in school must both understand and write argument (and opinion) texts. First, participants examine the components of a good paragraph. Then, they consider how paragraph structure informs argument writing. They examine prompts, develop brainstorming activities, work with claim and support, and finally look at how the counter claim challenges student writers. Participants leave this workshop with activities they can use with their students the very next day!
HANDWRITING/WRITTEN LANGUAGE: Examine the importance of legible and fluent handwriting to make gains in reading, spelling and writing.
HANDWRITING/WRITTEN LANGUAGE: Identify effective practices and strategies for written language.
TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Examine effective practices for developing writing skills.