(Re)designing Argumentation Writing Units for Grades 5-12: . by Kathy Tuchman Glass

(Re)designing Argumentation Writing Units for Grades 5-12: .

byKathy Tuchman Glass

Kobo ebook | December 22, 2016

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Writing plays a crucial part in all education disciplines, helping students to communicate their ideas to different audiences and extend their content knowledge. Developed fhttp://player.listenlive.co/35601/enor teachers, curriculum designers, and literacy coaches, this user-friendly guide offers practical recommendations, strategies, and tips for establishing argumentation units of instruction that empower students to artfully and logically present and convince others of their position.


  • Examine the characteristic elements of an argument and the benefits of teaching students to work through how to structure an argument.
  • Examine an argumentation unit map, its learning goals and guiding questions, and then develop cohesive units based in argumentation writing.
  • Complete exercises throughout the book that will help to create consistent, engaging units that will prepare students to take on any writing challenge that asks them to exercise their persuasive-writing skills.
  • Design a full lesson on argumentation, from establishing author’s purpose, to supporting a thesis with evidence, to presenting counter-arguments.
  • Download templates, checklists, rubrics, and student activities useful for designing an argumentation unit and guiding lessons.



Chapter 1: Preparing for Argumentation

Chapter 2: Building an Argumentation Unit Map

Chapter 3: Formulating a Pre- and Culminating Assessment and Establishing Criteria for Success

Chapter 4: Writing Engaging Introductions Using Gradual Release of Responsibility

Chapter 5: Designing Lessons


Appendix A: List of Figures and Tables

Appendix B: Professional and Student Resources

References and Resources


Title:(Re)designing Argumentation Writing Units for Grades 5-12: .Format:Kobo ebookPublished:December 22, 2016Publisher:Solution Tree PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1942496710

ISBN - 13:9781942496717

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