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What are your recommended resources for Argument writing? Thank you!

Oct 23, 2013 6:06pm

  • English Language Arts
  • 3-12


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    • Oct 30, 2013 7:26pm

      Crafting Expository Argument. Practical Approaches to the Writing Process for Students & Teachers 5th Edition by Michael Degen @

      Sentence/Paragraph Composing for... series by Don and Jenny Killgallon

      By far, the my opinion!

      • Nov 2, 2013 1:41pm

        The Lucy Calkins units of study have a couple of good resources on argument (opinion), especially the 4th and 5th grade ones. They are completely aligned with the common core as you would expect from Lucy.

        • Jan 19, 2014 3:02pm

          I highly recommend "They Say, I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing" by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein. This handbook really takes the mystery out of argumentative writing, and provides plenty of examples and easy-to-implement strategies for the classroom (middle school and up).

          Also check out how using picture books can help students better understand the process of argumentative writing:

          • Oct 31, 2013 8:51am

            @ Nikki-I have the sentence composing book, but thank you for reminding me about it. I need to check out the expository book. Thank you!