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Designed to offer focused sessions on specific topics, our Web seminars offer discussion, direction, and concrete examples that you can use.
Tracking Argumentation across the Disciplines
DATE | Wednesday, October 15, 2014
TIME | 04:00–05:00 pm EDT
Argumentation—the reasoned presentation of explanations, interpretations, generalizations, conclusions, or even theories—is a key facet of complex informational texts across disciplines. Argumentation is emphasized extensively throughout the Common Core State Standards. Arguments are used for many purposes—to influence point of view, to bring about some action, or to establish convincing support for an explanation or evaluation of a concept, issue, or problem. This Web seminar will examine the nature of argumentation across academic disciplines (especially social studies) and suggest questioning practices that scaffold analyzing argumentation in complex informational texts.
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