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Teaching Students to Write a Well-Supported Argument

Diane Lapp, Maria Grant, & Kelly Johnson

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Teaching Students to Write a Well-Supported Argument

What's Inside

In this article, the authors share how to teach students the art and science of argumentation. Through actual classroom scenarios, we view teachers supporting students in real-world research, where they engage in crafting investigations, collecting and considering multiple data sources, and conveying and supporting evidence-based claims. Rubrics, data-collection sheets, instructional guides, and sentence frames to help students develop coherent, cohesive arguments, that include claims, evidence, warrants, and counterclaims are included.

© 2015 | doi: 10.1598/e-ssentials.8070