A picture of a hat with Trump written on it sitting on top of a t-shirt that says Hillary for President. Alongside these items are two books: Teaching Arguments and Everything's an Argument, as well as a calendar that has "teaching argument" written in the Monday slot

Platforms, Politics, and Possibilities: An Approach to Teaching Argument in an Election Year

by Sara Hoeve Early last week my husband and I attended the annual Open House at my daughter’s high school. After the parents had settled into the small, metal desks, the English teacher began to review the units she had planned for the year: Narrative writing, Dystopian texts, Shakespeare drama, Argument… The moment the teacher…

Picture of a tri-fold presentation board that is titled "Career"

Writing in the Work World

By Ann D. David, Dorothy Meiburg Weller, and Amber Funderburgh As we discussed in our post about college readiness in writing, we have spent some time thinking about what it means to write beyond the bounds of the K-12 classroom. When we first started our inquiry, writing in the world of work was something none…

College Readiness in Writing: What does that really mean?

By Ann David, Dorothy Meiburg Weller, and Amber Funderburgh Teachers, students, and families around the country have finished the last school assignment, packed up lockers and rooms, and are headed into summer.  Summer is about vacation, and looking ahead to next year.  Teachers are rethinking their instruction, perhaps because of Common Core, while students and families…