Tracking Argumentation as Readers

Sat, May 10, 2014: 11:30 AM  - 12:30 PM 
IRA Invited Speaker 
Saturday 5/10 11:30AM-12:30PM 
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center 
Room: IRA Theater 
Capacity: 100 
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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, most particularly Reading Standard 8, Writing Standard 1, and Speaking/Listening Standard 4. 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 session will examine the nature of argumentation in several different academic disciplines and suggest literacy practices that scaffold analyzing argumentation in complex texts as readers, and developing argumentation as speakers and writers.

Short Title

Tracking Argumentation as Readers 


Doug Buehl, Edgewood College


Common Core/State Standards