Separate Information by Source & Perspective

Separate Information by Source & Perspective

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Align with the Strongest Position

Align with the Strongest Position

Align with the Strongest Position Feb 19, 2018 | [Writing] Persuasive and argumentative writing tasks typically begin with students announcing which side they agree with. This is before reading, researching, or even considering all possible perspectives. This might...
Start and End Persuasive Pieces

Start and End Persuasive Pieces

Start and End Persuasive Pieces Nov 10, 2017 | [Writing] Most students know that their book reviews, persuasive letters, and argumentative essays need to have an introduction. The problem is–they struggle to write one that isn’t literal. Hello, I’m...
Distinguish "Reasons" from "Evidence"

Distinguish "Reasons" from "Evidence"

Distinguish “Reasons” from “Evidence” Sept 19, 2017 | [Writing] FAQ: How do you help students distinguish between “reasons” and “evidence”? ANSWER: When preparing to write an opinion, persuasive, or argumentative piece,...