Crafting Expository Argument

Author: Michael Degen

Publisher: Telemachos Publishing

ISBN: 0966512529

Category: English language

Page: 178

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Crafting Expository Argument focuses on providing secondary students the universal writing skills required for producing the expository essay. The approach to teaching writing found in this text weaves practical grammar instruction into the writing process. Annotated writing samples, all of which are student-written, illustrate the process by which young writers create clear, coherent prose, precise topic sentences and thesis statements, and extensively elaborated supporting details. The editing symbols the author uses will facilitate productive communication among young writers and their instructors during the revision stage of composition.

Writing Instruction for English Learners


Author: Eugenia Mora-Flores

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452298399

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 342


Focusing on narrative, expository, and persuasive writing and poetry, this guide provides strategies and tools to facilitate writing development for English learners in Grades 2–8.

Prospero s Magic

Crafting Expository Argument Practical Approaches to the Writing Process for Students & Teachers DISCOVER INSIDE Universal writing skills development that teaches students • how to craft a well - organized expository essay , including ...

Author: Michael Degen

Publisher: Telemachos Publishing

ISBN: 0966512545

Category: Education

Page: 116

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This text provides active learning strategies for teachers of literature. Activities include small group presentations, large group projects, mock court trials, discussion quizzes, news conferences, student performances, and more. (Education/Teaching)

Understanding Written Grammar

A COMPOSITION TEXT PERFECT FOR EACH TEACHER AND STUDENT , GRADES 9-12 • a text with one primary focus : teaching students how to write the essay well Crafting Expository Argument • a text whose composition models are written by students ...

Author: Jane Walpole

Publisher: Telemachos Publishing

ISBN: 0966512561

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 232


Unlike a standard grammar handbook that merely states the rules and provides an example or two, "Understanding Written Grammar" seeks "to illuminate the rationale and logic of grammar" and therefore treats its subject as a reflection of the way the human mind thinks.

English Journal




ISBN: UOM:39015066154991

Category: English philology


View: 444


Crafting Presence

He argues that for students to improve their writing ability, they need to know which discourse communities they wish to ... Too often, the assignments in first-year expository writing courses become too insular and self-referential.

Author: Nicole B. Wallack

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607325352

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

View: 840


Essays are central to students’ and teachers’ development as thinkers in their fields. In Crafting Presence, Nicole B. Wallack develops an approach to teaching writing with the literary essay that holds promise for writing students, as well as for achieving a sense of common purpose currently lacking among professionals in composition, creative writing, and literature. Wallack analyzes examples drawn primarily from volumes of The Best American Essays to illuminate the most important quality of the essay as a literary form: the writer’s “presence.” She demonstrates how accounting for presence provides a flexible and rigorous heuristic for reading the contexts, formal elements, and purposes of essays. Such readings can help students learn writing principles, practices, and skills for crafting myriad presences rather than a single voice. Crafting Presence holds serious implications for writing pedagogy by providing new methods to help teachers and students become more insightful and confident readers and writers of essays. At a time when liberal arts education faces significant challenges, this important contribution to literary studies, composition, and creative writing shows how an essay-centered curriculum empowers students to show up in the world as public thinkers who must shape the “knowledge economy” of the twenty-first century.

The Crafting of Absalom and Achitophel

Especially since only a few elements of the poem are expository, I do not suggest that Dryden made of Absalom and ... which may well have been forming; how nonexpository passages of a poem may be used for the purposes of argument.

Author: W. Thomas

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9780889205840

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

View: 638


Text Field

... which adheres to conventional norms of expository, argument-driven scholarship, we found ourselves wanting to ... to us that crafting scenes through performative writing, grounded in field observations but artistically refigured, ...

Author: Sara L. McKinnon

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271078106

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 867


Rhetorical critics have long had a troubled relationship with method, viewing it as at times opening up provocative avenues of inquiry, and at other times as closing off paths toward meaningful engagement with texts. Text + Field shifts scholarly attention from this conflicted history, looking instead to the growing number of scholars who are supplementing text-based scholarship by venturing out into the field, where rhetoric is produced, enacted, and consumed. These field-based practices involve observation, ethnographic interviews, and performance. They are not intended to displace text-based approaches; rather, they expand the idea of method by helping rhetorical scholars arrive at new and complementary answers to long-standing disciplinary questions about text, context, audience, judgment, and ethics. The first volume in rhetoric and communication to directly address the relevance, processes, and implications of using field methods to augment traditional scholarship, Text + Field provides a framework for adapting these new tools to traditional rhetorical inquiry. Aside from the editors, the contributors are Roberta Chevrette, Kathleen M. de Onís, Danielle Endres, Joshua P. Ewalt, Alina Haliliuc, Aaron Hess, Jamie Landau, Michael Middleton, Tiara R. Na’puti, Jessy J. Ohl, Phaedra C. Pezzullo, Damien Smith Pfister, Samantha Senda-Cook, Lisa Silvestri, and Valerie Thatcher.

Every Reader a Close Reader

How much writing and/or discussion has been expository, narrative, persuasive, or argument? What experience have students had specifically ... Crafting arguments Readers will understand how students use close reading to craft arguments.

Author: Samantha Cleaver

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475814750

Category: Education

Page: 252

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Drawing expertise and ideas from research, as well as teachers from across the country, Every Reader, a Close Reader serves as both an instructional guide and professional development tool for classroom teachers and instructional leaders to use when starting or strengthening close reading at the classroom level.

Crafting Comparison Papers

Expository. Genres. Sub genres: description, informational text, directions, process description, opinion, review, persuasive argument; schedules, menus, manuals, poetry, business letter Purpose: inform, explain, illustrate, evaluate, ...

Author: Marcia S. Freeman

Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780929895949

Category: Education

Page: 82

View: 709


Since comparison papers require students to describe both similarities and differences, they are often used as assessment tools in just about every subject. For this reason alone, developing writers should be taught how to craft effective comparison papers. But teaching your students how to compose comparison papers also has a larger impact on their education--it prepares them to think more analytically, perform better in complex testing situations, and compare texts. In Crafting Comparison Papers, Marcia S. Freeman fully explains the four instructional steps that develop comparison skills: understanding the concept of attributes; organizing attributes for comparison; building clear, coherent comparative paragraphs; and assembling effective comparison papers. She includes lessons with specific Target Skills(TM) to support your students' progress, and she suggests timelines that will help you plan your curriculum. Throughout, Freeman's comprehensive approach and clear instructions make this book a unique and valuable resource for any teacher of developing writers.

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Author: Rose Arny


ISBN: UOM:39015046802248

Category: American literature


View: 318


Women s Work in Early Modern English Literature and Culture

The marginal note here thus serves a dual purpose: it adds evidentiary support to Clinton's argument, ... to scriptural authority but proceeds in crafting an independent expository narrative regardless of direct scriptural evidence.

Author: Michelle M. Dowd

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230620391

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

View: 436


Dowd investigates literature's engagement with the gendered conflicts of early modern England by examining the narratives that seventeenth-century dramatists created to describe the lives of working women.

A Handbook for History Teachers

However, the kind of writing done in history class is to some extent expository, but mainly argumentative, ... The crafting of a good history essay, which falls within the definition of the term story as defined by Schank, ...

Author: James A. Duthie

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780761859901

Category: Education

Page: 302

View: 648


History is not a mere chronicle of facts, but a dialogue between competing interpretations of the past; it should be taught as such. The book includes the rationale for the study of history, the specific thinking skills required by the discipline, and methods for students acquiring, processing, and applying information.

Creative Writing Pedagogies for the Twenty First Century

As such, it is able to offer something very valuable to teachers of creative writing, but a little more is needed to show how it is relevant to writers who are not interested in crafting a line of argument, or an expository account, ...

Author: Alexandria Peary

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809334032

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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The creative writing workshop: beloved by some, dreaded by others, and ubiqui�tous in writing programs across the na�tion. For decades, the workshop has been entrenched as the primary pedagogy of creative writing. In Creative Writing Pedagogies for the Twenty-First Cen�tury, editors Alexandria Peary and Tom C. Hunley gather together contributing experts from both creative writing and composition studies--a discipline rich with a wide range of established peda�gogies-- to offer innovative alternatives to the traditional creative writing work�shop. Contributors in this volume pres�ent fresh and inventive methods for the teaching of creative writing. Each chapter offers both a theoretical and a historical background for its respective pedagogi�cal ideas, as well as practical applications for use in the classroom. This myriad of methods can be used either to supple�ment the customary workshop model or as stand-alone roadmaps to engage and reinvigorate the creative process for both students and teachers alike.

English Language Arts Grade 8 Module 2

Lessons 9–11 focus on the thinking that students need to do before crafting their own argument essay. ... The rubric for this assignment is based closely on the Grades 6–8 Expository Writing Evaluation Rubric.

Author: PCG Education

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119105695

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 481


Jossey-Bass and PCG Education are proud to bring the Paths to College and Career English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum and professional development resources for grades 6–12 to educators across the country. Originally developed for EngageNY and written with a focus on the shifts in instructional practice and student experiences the standards require, Paths to College and Career includes daily lesson plans, guiding questions, recommended texts, scaffolding strategies and other classroom resources. Paths to College and Career is a concrete and practical ELA instructional program that engages students with compelling and complex texts. At each grade level, Paths to College and Career delivers a yearlong curriculum that develops all students' ability to read closely and engage in text-based discussions, build evidence-based claims and arguments, conduct research and write from sources, and expand their academic vocabulary. Paths to College and Career's instructional resources address the needs of all learners, including students with disabilities, English language learners, and gifted and talented students. This enhanced curriculum provides teachers with freshly designed Teacher Guides that make the curriculum more accessible and flexible, a Teacher Resource Book for each module that includes all of the materials educators need to manage instruction, and Student Journals that give students learning tools for each module and a single place to organize and document their learning. As the creators of the Paths ELA curriculum for grades 6–12, PCG Education provides a professional learning program that ensures the success of the curriculum. The program includes: Nationally recognized professional development from an organization that has been immersed in the new standards since their inception. Blended learning experiences for teachers and leaders that enrich and extend the learning. A train-the-trainer program that builds capacity and provides resources and individual support for embedded leaders and coaches. Paths offers schools and districts a unique approach to ensuring college and career readiness for all students, providing state-of-the-art curriculum and state-of-the-art implementation.

Constitutional Argument and Institutional Structure in the United States

Having said all that, Hamburger's argument is a systemic argument, properly implicated in the justification of institutional norms. 15Harel and Kahana, above n 11. 16See Girardeau Spann, 'Expository Justice' (1983) 131 UPAL Rev 585.

Author: Nicholas Papaspyrou

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781509917198

Category: Law

Page: 256

View: 812


US constitutional jurisprudence often conflates two distinct enquiries: how to interpret the Constitution and how to allocate interpretive authority. This book explains the distinct role of judgements about interpretive authority in constitutional practice. It argues that these judgements do not determine what qualifies as good constitutional argument, and cannot substitute for it. Rather, they specify the division of labour between the political branches and the judiciary in forming applicable constitutional determinations. This explanation of the structure of constitutional reasoning sets the stage for the development of a normative theory about each enquiry. The book advances a theory of substantive constitutional argument. It argues that constitutional interpretation is a special kind of practical reasoning, aiming to construct and specify morally sound accounts of the Constitution and surrounding constitutional practice. Yet, this task is entrusted to a scheme of institutions, as agents of free and equal citizens. The standard of review is an interlocking component of that scheme, regulating the judicial assignment. As such, it should aim to facilitate best performance of the overall interpretive task, so that the judicial process settles on appropriate constitutional determinations; grounded on morally sound reasons that reach all citizens and uphold the fundamental commitments to freedom and equal citizenship.

Narrative Knowers Expository Knowledge

Successful narrative discourse , argues Bruner ( 1986 , pp . ... not a pursuit of the objectified " truth " in an account but , rather , the process of sifting through alternate interpretations and ultimately crafting one's own .

Author: Anne DiPardo


ISBN: STANFORD:36105000300892

Category: Discourse analysis

Page: 34

View: 155


Invitation to Biblical Interpretation

Another common error is that, especially in epistles arguing a thesis, we are tempted to teach or preach a theological grid rather than the text. 5. There are more, but one major mistake in teaching or preaching hortatory or expository ...

Author: Andreas Köstenberger

Publisher: Kregel Publications

ISBN: 9780825446764

Category: Religion

Page: 704

View: 220


2nd Edition An authoritative guide to accurately interpreting and applying God's Word In this second edition of Invitation to Biblical Interpretation, Andreas Kostenberger leads the reader step-by-step through the process of interpreting and applying God's Word. The primary principle is the hermeneutical triad, which consists of history, literature, and theology. Readers are equipped to explore the historical background of a biblical passage, analyze its literary genre and features, and derive its theological meaning in light of the biblical canon. Numerous examples are provided throughout to illustrate the concepts. A concluding chapter provides direction on practical application, preaching, and helpful tools for Bible study. Additional features include key words and definitions at the end of each chapter, study questions, and practical exercises for applying the material. An appendix lists numerous resources for Bible study, including recommended commentaries for every book of the Bible. The second edition updates these resources, as well as the sources cited throughout, and includes a revised chapter on the Old Testament canon. Instructors, students, pastors, and anyone who desires to interpret Scripture accurately will find this volume to be an indispensable addition to their library.