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  1. 1. A Presentation by Lorraine Genetti April 18, 2015 Student Success in Writing Conference Savannah, GA Entering the Conversation with the Article of the Week
  2. 2. Reading: Comprehend meaning and structure Identify main ideas and supporting details Writing: Summarize accurately and honestly Respond thoughtfully Rationale: Students Need Skills!
  3. 3. Thinking: Understand the conversation Weigh evidence, formulate opinion Speaking/Listening: Express ideas clearly Reflect and respond to others Rationale: More Skills
  4. 4. Read complex texts Summarize accurately Respond thoughtfully Integrate quotations effectively Build background knowledge Students Should:
  5. 5. Argument is the currency of academic discourse, and learning to argue is a necessary skill if students are to succeed in their college careers. First-year composition courses teach the skills of argument Help raise public discourse from the abysmal depths to which it has sunk Duffy, John. Virtuous Arguments. Inside Higher Ed.16 March 2012. Web. John Duffy: Virtuous Arguments
  6. 6. Article of the Week
  7. 7. Hook the Students Model Reading/Annotating Provide Templates Discuss and Debate Article of the Week
  8. 8. What do you know about? Take a Stand Video/Song/Cart oon Kahoot! Hook Them Real Good! Hook the Students
  9. 9. Ebola Quiz Account for teachers: getkahoot.com Kahoot.it
  10. 10. Model the Reading Process Mark your Confusion Annotate Purposefully FOCUS ON QUALITY, NOT QUANTITY! Model Reading/Annotating
  11. 11. Set the context Summarize Respect the views of others Use quotations effectively Provide Templates
  12. 12. Students must be able to adequately and honestly summarize the position of their opponent before they undertake to put forth their own views (Fleming 256). Templates provide guidance and structure to keep students focused on what the article actually says. Fleming, David. Rhetoric and Argumentation. A Guide to Composition Pedagogies. Ed. Gary Tate et al. New York: Oxford UP, 2013. Print. Locating Themselves in the Conversation
  13. 13. They Say, I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing Gerald Graff Cathy Birkenstein Central Source for Templates:
  14. 14. The general argument made by author X in her/his work, __________________, is that _______________________________. More specifically, X argues that __________________________. She/he writes, _____________________________________. In this passage, X suggests that ____________________________________. In conclusion, Xs belief is that ____________________________________________. In my view, X is wrong/right, because ___________________________. More specifically, I believe that _____________________________.For example,_______________________________. Although X might object that ____________________________________________, I maintain that ____________________________________________________. Therefore, I conclude that _____________________________________________. *Graff, Gerald and Cathy Birkenstein. They Say/I Say: Moves that Matter in Academic Writing. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2007.
  15. 15. Two viewpoints on a topic Selection of editorial cartoons Vary the reading levels: NewsELA Variations on a Theme
  16. 16. Extend the conversation Promote engagement, thinking Scaffold: Move toward teaching the skill of academic conversation Discuss and Debate
  17. 17. TeachingEnglishMatters.weebly.com Collection of Resources for News Articles, Templates, Ideas
  18. 18. Duffy, John. Virtuous Arguments. Inside Higher Ed. March 16, 2012. Web. Fleming, David. Rhetoric and Argumentation. A Guide to Composition Pedagogies. Ed. Gary Tate et al. New York: Oxford UP, 2013. Print. Gallagher, Kelly, and Richard L. Allington. Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It. Portland, Me: Stenhouse Publishers, 2009. Print. Graff, Gerald and Cathy Birkenstein. They Say/I Say: Moves that Matter in Academic Writing. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2007. Print. Stuart, Dave. "There and Back Again: My Journey with Gallagher's Article of the Week Assignment." Web log post. Teaching the Core. Dave Stuart Consulting LLC, 27 Sept. 2014. Web. 2 Mar. 2015. Resources

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