Oh, Yeah?! Putting Argument to Work Both in School and Out

ISBN-10: 032504290X
ISBN-13: 9780325042909
Edition: 2012
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Description: Because everything is an argument"In this book, we'll argue that you can teach the writing of argument so that students will not only exceed the Common Core State Standards, but also be prepared for a future as students and citizens."-Michael Smith,  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.25
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 8/24/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Because everything is an argument"In this book, we'll argue that you can teach the writing of argument so that students will not only exceed the Common Core State Standards, but also be prepared for a future as students and citizens."-Michael Smith, Jeffrey Wilhelm, and James FredricksenThe Common Core State Standards are an argument that "students' ability to write sound arguments on substantive topics and issues . . . is critical to college and career readiness." This book is an argument. Oh, Yeah?!will persuade you that it is an ideal resource for helping you teach argument writing to adolescents. And not just any arguments, but the kinds of substantive ones the real-world demands."We believe," write Michael Smith, Jeffrey Wilhelm, and James Fredricksen, "that instruction directed to improve student performance on standards-based assessments MUST be the most powerful and engaging instruction we can possibly offer." To that end they fill Oh, Yeah?!with proven lessons for writing, reading, and discussing arguments that you can use right now. In addition, they provide ideas for how to create instructional contexts that maximize the power of those lessons through a compelling framework that will help you create your own lessons and units in the future.Life may be a series of arguments, but your decision about how to teach argument writing needn't be complicated. Trust Smith, Wilhelm, and Fredricksen, use Oh,Yeah?!in your classroom, and give students an argument for meeting-and exceeding-the Common Core standards.

Acknowledgments
Why Teach This Way? The Theory Behind the Practice
Getting Started
Why Argument?
Why the Common Core State Standards?
So What Do the CCSS Say About Argument?
Implications for Planning and Practice
Thinking About the Structure of an Effective Argument
Turning to Toulmin
Claims
Data
Warrants and Backing
Rebuttals, Qualifiers, and Responses
Implications for Planning and Practice
Five Kinds of Knowledge, Five Kinds of Composing: The Foundations of Our Practice
The Inquiry Square: The Importance of Procedural Knowledge
Declarative Knowledge of Form
Declarative Knowledge of Substance
Procedural Knowledge of Form
Procedural Knowledge of Substance
Beyond the Inquiry Square: The Importance of Context
A Note on Reading
Five Kinds of Composing
Composing to Practice
Composing to Plan
First Draft Composing
Final Draft Composing
Composing to Transfer
Implications for Planning and Practice
Into the Classroom: Lesson Ideas
Making Argument Matter in the Here and Now
Introducing the Elements of Argument
Introducing Toulmin's Model
Through Talk
Through Ads
Focusing on the Elements of the Model
Claims
Data
Determining What's Safe
Thinking About Targeting Data to Your Audience
Generating Data
Warrants
Preparing for and Responding to Anticipated Arguments
Putting It Together in Simulations and Debates
An Argument for Simulations and Debates
Thinking About Planning
Teaching Argument Through the Study of Literature and Reading
Interpretive Analyses of Individual Texts
Claims
Data
Warrants
Making Judgments About Characters and Their Actions
Writing Arguments About Ideas
Evaluative Arguments
Focusing on Form
Developing Sentence Sense
Thinking About Organization
A Few Words About Assessment
In-Class Assessments
Large-Scale Assessments
Embracing the Challenge
The Five Kinds of Knowledge
The Five Kinds of Composing
Appendix: Unit Example
Works Cited
Index

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