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Teaching Argument Writing Book Study
Argument writing can be difficult to teach, but it may be the most important set of skills we teach in English. According to the National Common Core Standards, by the end of high school, students should be able to write arguments to support claims with clear reason and relevant evidence-and they should be able to do so "well." Designed for middle and high school students, the activities in this book will enable students to "write" strong arguments and "evaluate "the arguments of others. When they are through, students will be able, as the Common Core Standards ask, to "Delineate and evaluate [an] argument and specific claims...including the validity of the reasoning [and] the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence."
Target Audience: English, SPED, or Social Studies teachers, Grades 7-12
(Teachers on the same team are encouraged.)
Dates and Times:
- Class 1: Oct. 22nd and Nov. 14, 3:45-4:45
- Class 2: October 29th and Nov. 21st, 3:45-4:45
Place: Howe Teacher Center Conference Room
Teachers receive 2 hours of pay and get to keep a copy of the book.
First Come, First Accepted. Teachers on the same PLC or horizontal teams preferred. Email Colleen Flower if you are interested @ email@example.com
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Schedule for 2013-14
The Teacher Center Hours for this calendar year will be:
2:00 - 3:30 pm everyday except Tuesdays. Teachers can access both hot and cold laminating machines in 3 sizes, as well as the die cut machine. Limited construction paper and card stock will be available for teacher use.
Professional Development 2013-14
The Schenectady Teacher Center is pleased to offer several upcoming professional development course this year! Stay tuned for course dates. Topics include courses utilizing professional development titles such as:
Subjects Matter by Harvey Daniels and Steven Zemelman (Inter-Disciplinary)
Thinking Through Genre by Heather Lattimer (ELA)
Teaching Argument Writing by George Hillocks (ELA)
Energize Research, Reading & Writing Core Standards - workshop for Grades 4-8
Thinking about National Board Certification?
Potential National Board Candidates: please remember that the Schenectady Teacher Center supports all candidates seeking National Board Certification. There is equipment available for videotaping and this year the Center will grant candidates one writing day. If you are working on National Boards this year - please let the Teacher Center know so that we can pass along helpful information on occasion. For more information contact the Teacher Center Director, Susie Walsh @ firstname.lastname@example.org or Dave Bub @ email@example.com
Calling all Schenectady High School Teachers!
Professional Development E-Books Available to all Schenectady Faculty
Access over 90 professional development resources including popular titles such as Teaching with Poverty in Mind, Results Now and Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement using this link: http://galesites.com/portals/ascd/sche62006
Please email Kristen Majkut @ firstname.lastname@example.org for the password.