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Argue with Me : Argument as a Path to Developing Students' Thinking and Writing

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It is essential that middle- and high-school students develop argument skills. This rich resource provides a clear, step-by-step approach that achieves this goal. The method is rooted in peer dialog and makes use of readily available technology. The authors document impressive gains in students' skills in producing and interpreting both dialogic and written arguments. The method can be used in English or content-area classes, or even be implemented as a stand-alone class or as part of a debate program. This curriculum helps students become critical thinkers prepared for the demands of college, careers, and citizenship. Book Features: * Background on why students should develop argument skills and what these skills consist of * The nuts and bolts of how to implement the curriculum in your own classroom * Alignments to the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards * Accessible video material showing both teacher's instructions and students' activities * Samples of students' written work * Assessment tools that you can use or modify to fit your own needs * An appendix with additional guides, examples, suggested topics, and classroom-ready reproducibles. New to the second edition is a chapter on how you can incorporate this approach into an existing curriculum if you are unable to implement the full program.The techniques are designed to be flexible and adaptable, and work with students of all ability levels-especially with those who are less motivated and engaged in school. This enhanced edition is also accompanied by free bonus eResources, such as suggested readings on different topics and full lesson plans, which you can download and print from our website, www.routledge.com/9781138911406.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 204 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 17.78mm | 638g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 33 black & white illustrations, 10 black & white tables
  • 1138911399
  • 9781138911390

Review quote

"Five successive cohorts of middle-school students at Columbia Secondary School have participated in this program. Their progress in developing argumentation skills is meticulously documented and remarkable." --Dan Novak, Assistant Principal, Columbia Secondary School for Math, Science and Engineering, New York, NY "For teachers wondering how best to take advantage of new technology and the ease with which students use it, this book offers a promising answer. We have used the method with great success." --Michael Melendez, 7th grade Social Studies teacher, PS 161, New York City "Kuhn's work has radically raised our expectations of what teachers and students can accomplish when they set themselves to arguing about topics they care deeply about, using digital tools to hone their skills."--Lucy M. Calkins, Robinson Professor in Children's Literature and Founding Director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project "We've long been admirers of Kuhn's work and we're excited now to see how her argumentation and inquiry curricula will work in Singapore. It's essential that our students learn to think independently, and this approach indeed seems a path to get them there." --Dr. Christine Kim-Eng Lee, Assoc. Professor and Head, Curriculum Teaching & Learning, National Institute of Education of Singapore; Dr. Yew Jin Lee, Assoc. Professor, Natural Sciences and Science Education, National Institute of Education of Singapore "We have had good success in introducing middle-school students to argumentation with this method, and they then progress with enthusiasm to the more classical debate forms." --Erik Fogel, Director New York City Urban Debate League "We have used this curriculum over several years with outstanding results.We are seeking to make the program available to more students in our goal to raise the level of education in all of Latin America." --Hilario Marrero, Principal, Fray Ramon Pane School, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic "Argue With Me is a useful guide for educators keen on the process of argumentation and its application in the classroom. As an educator implementing argumentation in my History classroom, I have found myself referring to the book frequently for guidance and inspiration to make the process more meaningful for the students. The biggest draw is the limitless possibilities for implementation across various subjects. To me, this is what makes Argue With Me a compelling proposition for all educators." --Jason Chen Quansheng, High School History Teacher, Singaporeshow more

About Deanna Kuhn

Deanna Kuhn is Professor of Psychology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Laura Hemberger is an experienced classroom teacher and is completing her Ph.D. at Teachers College, Columbia University. Valerie Khait is a researcher at Amplify Education Inc. and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology at Hunter College, CUNY. She has a Ph.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University.show more

Table of contents

Preface Part I. Introducing the Method Chapter 1. Why Argue? Chapter 2. The Curriculum in Broad View Part II. Implementing the Method Chapter 3. The Curriculum Session by Session Chapter 4. Embedding the Method in Your Own Curriculum Part III. Evaluating the Method Chapter 5. Developing Argumentive Writing Chapter 6. Developing Argumentive Discourse Chapter 7. Assessing Curriculum Outcomes Part IV. Reflecting on the Method Chapter 8. Argument in the Precollege Curriculum Appendices 1. Year 1 Curriculum Guide 2. Year 2 Curriculum Guide 3. Supplementary Material 4. Scoring 5. Topic suggestions 6. Sample Evidence Sets 7. Sample Topic Readingsshow more