Using sentence starters as part of the argument writing process has jump-started many of Jeremy Hyler’s middle grades students who did not know how to begin. Hyler walks us through their process of evidence gathering and argument analysis and shares examples of their work.
Tagged: academic writing
Limiting feedback to final drafts means lots of teacher work and little student learning. What if, Sarah Cooper wondered, she could give students enough scaffolding – using an outline organizer and peer response – that their rough drafts included everything she wanted?
Knowing how to respond to counterclaims while developing their own claims in argumentative writing helps students in school and beyond. Educators Leslie Skantz-Hodgson and Jamilla Jones report on their summer studying “They Say/I Say” with teacher colleagues.