Join the K – 12 Academic Standards group, as they present a series of free 'WebinHour' trainings to introduce you to a variety of topics. The WebinHours will support the implementation of Arizona’s Common Core Standards. Arizona Department of Education staff will be conducting the webinars. All you need is a computer with internet access to participate in the WebinHour.
Argument writing plays a special role in the Common Core standards because it is a critical skill necessary for success in the post-secondary world. According to Neil Postman, 'argument is the soul of an education because it forces a writer to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of multiple perspectives.' This webinar is designed to share some of the major foundations, definitions, components and organizational structures of argument writing.
The workshop will introduce the following elements of Argument Literacy:
The Basics of Rhetoric
Argument Writing and ACCS: Tracing an Argument
Effective use of evidence/Writing from Sources
Using Argument in the ELA/Content classroom