Making Moves with Evidence

The ideas in this instructional resource come from Joseph Harris's book Rewriting: How To Do Things with Texts, especially chapters 2 and 3. This resource is designed to be an early entry point into the Harris moves and can be taught as an extension to another instructional resource or as part of routine argument writing. In teaching the Harris moves as part of C3WP instruction, teachers have noticed that students pretty quickly learn to identify the Harris moves in mentor texts, but they often find it challenging to make the moves in their own writing. This resource was designed specifically to support students in making deliberate choices in using the words of others in their writing. 

Lesson Sequence

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