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 at all grade levels build this experience through regular, and often informal, practices. These practices build capacity and stamina for writing arguments. Given that students of all ages enjoy argument, these teaching practices also engage students in lively, engaged conversations about issues that matter to them. Routine argument writing is a foundation for both elementary and secondary students. 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.

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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