Routine Argument Writing


Successful writers of argument have a storehouse of experience 
reading and analyzing argument, proposing claims, selecting and ranking evidence, and reasoning. In classrooms, students build this experience through regular, and often informal, practices. These practices build capacity and stamina for writing arguments. Given that secondary students enjoy argument, these teaching practices also engage students in lively, engaged conversations about issues that matter to them. Below is a guide that discusses how to make argument writing routine by creating a culture of argument in the classroom. At the bottom of the page there is a link to a Google Folder of routine argument strategies, along with links to audio files that can be used to start conversations about what routine argument writing is.

Creating a Culture of Argument Guide

Routine Argument Strategies

Arguments with Multiple Texts

Finding Arguments in Our Life

Practicing Argument Moves

Routine Argument with Source Material

Audio Files


Use these audio files to start a conversation with teachers about key elements of Routine Argument Writing:


Finding TIME: what can we already use:


Importance of a Writer’s Notebook:


Teaching Argument Layering Writing:



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