In this institute you’ll learn instructional strategies that engage students in high-level thinking to write a claim supported by quality evidence and clear reasoning. You’ll learn how to present students with challenging reading and to engage them in interesting class discussions.
As students read and talk more they will gain knowledge and discover new contexts for their ideas. These skills are essential for passing new standardized tests. We’ll explore how the thinking strategy connections between reading and writing can lead to developing a strong argument, and how to use mentor texts as a powerful tool to learn the craft of great writing. Additionally we’ll model how to support students in developing these evidence-based arguments.