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Four Reasons Why Argument is Priority #1

Numbers one and two are the most important!!

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This article by Ryan McCarty breaks down the reasons why we all know the Common Core has us moving from persuasive to argument writing. His argument is well thought out (he even cites Mike Schmoker)and is something we all need to revisit as we keep trying to change our practice. I’ve included the four reasons below. Use the link to go to the full article.

Four Reasons Why Argument is Priority #1.

1. Argument focuses on evidence and clear reasoning

2. Avoiding the Drama

3. Argument gets students ready for the next generation of high-stakes assessments

4. Argument prepares students for the real world beyond the school walls

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