Write Tools

Opinion and Argumentation Writing

June 5 and 6, 2019

ESU 9 will be providing a two-day Write Tools training with Jen Letheby from The Write Tools Inc. This workshop actively engages participants in writing strategies and techniques designed to teach the art of Opinion and Argumentation writing.

  • This training is for K-12 teachers in all content areas but please note that the target audience for Day 1 is K-5 and the target audience for Day 2 is 6-12.
  • All participants will need and receive a manual which includes differentiated teaching strategies for: Opinion Writing (K-5) and Argumentation (6-12).
  • This important and unique genre of writing is often included on district and state writing assessments and is part of the ACT writing format.
  • Teachers will leave the workshop with proven strategies and common language around what is frequently a difficult process for students.


Day One - Opinion Writing (K-5)
: Writing Demonstration, Writing Routine for Opinion Paragraphs (planning, drafting, revising, editing, publishing), Best Practices for Writing, Classroom Stories, Students Samples and Research/Data.
Day Two - Argumentation Writing (6-12): Review of Writing Process, Expectations for Argumentation, Definition of Argumentative Writing, Writing Demonstration, Persuasion vs. Argumentation, Understanding Terminology, Point of View, Claims/Counterclaims, Ethos, Pathos, Logos Arguments

Hastings College Credit pending if attend BOTH days.

Details for Registration

DATE: June 5-6, 2019

TIME: 9:00-3:30

LOCATION: NEW ESU 9 Building (5807 Osborne Drive West)


Target Audience: Teachers, Para-educators and Administrators

K-5 Day 1, 6-12 Day 2, HOWEVER, can attend both days if you would like.


Registration Fee:

Title II-A Schools: $25 per day.

Title II-A consortium districts include: Adams Central, Blue Hill, Doniphan-Trumbull, Giltner, Kenesaw, Red Cloud, Silver Lake, and Sutton.

Non Title II-A: $40 registration fee per day + $80 binder per day (2 different binders)

Registration Deadline: May 29th, 2019

Registration TODAY for Opinion Writing: https://connect.esu9.org/workshops/SectionDetails.aspx?SectionID=1065

Registration TODAY for Argumentation Writing: https://connect.esu9.org/workshops/SectionDetails.aspx?SectionID=1066


LUNCH is provided!