The College, Career, and Community Writers Program 
answers the contemporary call for respectful argumentative discourse.  
The instructional resources help teachers and students read critically
explore multiple points of view, and finally take a stand on important issues.

Resources Update

We are currently working to update many of our C3WP resources. See below for the latest on what's new.

There is now a page for Introducing the UST in Professional Development under Professional Development Resources with lots of videos and info-graphics to support your work. 

We've also updated the Using Sources Tool (UST) page with a Revised Student UST and Student UST Instructional Guide.

C3WP Program Design Principles

Professional Development 
Intensive and embedded teacher-to-teacher PD to support classroom instruction in the teaching of argument writing

Instructional Resources
A year-long arc of intentionally sequenced instructional resources that support students’ developing skills in writing arguments

Formative Assessment
A variety of easy-to-use formative assessment tools that help teachers determine what their students can do and where to focus next instructional steps

C3WP Instructional Resources Design Principles

1. A clear focus on a limited set of skills or practices in argument writing that build over the course of an academic year

2. Text sets that represent multiple perspectives on a single topic, beyond pro and con

3. Iterative reading and writing practices that build knowledge about a conversation focused on a single topic

4. Recursive claims that emerge and evolve through the reading and writing process

5. Organizational structures in argument that are intentional, designed to advance the argument, not based on formulas (e.g. five-paragraph theme)

6. Formative assessment opportunities embedded in classroom practice and professional conversations that identify areas of strength and inform next steps for teaching and learning