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Argument Literacy
This is a phase 2 English Language Arts (ELA) professional development opportunity that supports the content and instructional shifts that will impact classroom practice to ensure students are college and career ready.

There is no doubt that argument writing plays an important role in Arizona's Common Core Standards. But, what, exactly, does that mean? This one-day workshop is designed to build educator confidence about teaching and implementing argument writing in the ELA or content-area classroom. The workshop will introduce the following elements of Argument Literacy:
  • The Basics of Rhetoric
  • Argument Writing and ACCS: Tracing an Argument
  • Rhetorical Modes/Purposes
  • Effective use of evidence/Writing from Sources
  • Using Argument in the ELA/Content classroom
Registration and Breakfast at 8:00am
Session from 8:30am-3:30pm

Continental Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Make checks /purchase orders payable to
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Cost will be $40.00 per person.
Purchase Orders are being accepted via fax at 602-364-0902 Attn: Billing Representative

Registration will close two weeks prior to the event date. No PO number is required to complete registration.

Please note: All conference attendees are required to park in the visitor side of the 3300 parking garage in spaces marked Visitor, and in open non-reserved spaces. Please bring your parking ticket with you to your conference for validation; it will be the responsibility of the attendee to pay the parking fee if their ticket is not validated.

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date. *At the discretion of Arizona Department of Education staff, 'emergency situations' are defined as: Illness, accident, etc.  

Who Should Attend: ELA Educators grades 6-12
Contact: Jennifer Quarelli-Buck @ 602-542-5461
Arizona Department of Education
3300 N. Central Ave., Conf. Rm. 100/101, 16th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration will close on April 23rd.
May 7, 2014 @ 8:30AM - 3:30PM 22 $40

All Dates and Times are Subject to Change
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