Thursday, February 10, 2011


Question: How does one teach students to argue in a reasonable manner?

Answer—Quote: “…developing argumentation skills requires an understanding of the components of reasoned argument, including making a claim, providing evidence, asking for evidence from others, offering a counterclaim, inviting speculation, and reaching consensus (even if that means agreeing to disagree),” p. 28.

Comment: A good starting point for discussing with students how to argue in a reasoned manner. RayS.

Title: “Paying Attention: Talking about Social Justice in a Reading Intervention Program.” Danielle Johnson. Voices from the Middle (December 2010), pp. 26-35.

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