Identifying Arguments and Entering Conversations

This introductory resource promotes a classroom culture where structured student discourse leads to identifying and discussing world and community issues. Students notice that effective arguments address multiple perspectives, experiment with making oral claims, and providing evidence to support claims. This is a good resource for the first of school when teachers are focused on classroom routines and getting to know their students.

Lesson Sequence

Additional teacher support materials that value listening and speaking as rehearsals for making arguments are embedded in the resource.
Entering the Conversation_Identifying Arguments and Entering a Conversation (1).docx