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Routine Argument Writing Practices: Using Images to Spark Conversation

Students enter my classroom, milling about as they retrieve their writing journals from the bin, and make their way to their seats. While a few glance at the image projected on the screen at the front of the room, most … Continue reading

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“Show and Tell” Using Peer Templates to Teach an Argument Move

My high school juniors sit, gazing at their Chromebook screens as they think about my challenge to “extend” their evidence. I can see and feel the tension, so I know it’s time for “Show and Tell.” Extending is one of … Continue reading

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The College, Career, and Community Writers Program in the Middle School

The middle school animal is a breed of its own.  Those who work with students in lower or higher grades look at middle-schoolers and shudder.  One can almost hear the audible ‘Ughhhh’ accompanying that shudder.  Middle-schoolers revel in being loud, … Continue reading

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