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Monday, March 18 • 9:10am - 10:00am
Get Them Arguing! LIMITED

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In this session, come see how argumentation is introduced and scaffolded to sixth grade students. For many students entering middle school, this is the first time students learn how to craft an argument, as elementary standards focus on opinion writing. This session will go over a model for teaching argument that is integrated with the students' English language arts class, provide resources to scaffold creation of a solid, evidence-based argument in social studies class, and different methods to get students arguing other than essays. While this session's content and resources are from a sixth grade classroom, they are applicable to any secondary teacher.

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Joey Kovnesky

6th Grade Literacy/Social Studies Teacher, Butler Middle School

Monday March 18, 2019 9:10am - 10:00am CDT
Room III