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Course: Day Three: Collins Writing - Opinion and Argument Writing (01/05/2016)
Target Audience: Teachers Grade 3+ (all subject areas), Department Heads, Principals, Supervisors, Curriculum Specialists

This session will concentrate on strategies for teaching students how to create multi-paragraph opinion and argument essays in all subject areas. There will be a special emphasis on developing clear claim statements, creating reasons to support claims, and using evidence to develop reasons.

Participants will learn how to . . .

? Use specific, grade level criteria aligned to the PA Core that define essential skills for opinion and argument writing

? Guide students through a process of creating clearly stated claims and acknowledging counterclaims

? Help students create compelling reasons that support their claims

? Help students create clear body paragraphs and strong conclusions

? Combine the Ten Percent Summary and argument writing strategies into units of instruction

Credits/Hours: 5 Hours
Start Date: 1/5/2016
End Date: 1/5/2016
Session Times: Registration 8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. - Workshop 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Registration Starts: 9/3/2015
Registration Deadline: 12/18/2015
Cost: $100
Number of Seats Available: 28 of 75
Facilitator: John Collins
Location: NEIU
Special Notes: Lunch will be provided.
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