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Central Arizona Teachers Sharpen Their Argument Writing and Teaching at Summer Institute

Publication: ASU Now
Date: June 17, 2016

Summary: Thanks to a College-Ready Writers Program grant, the Central Arizona Writing Project has devoted its 2016 Summer Institute to improving participants' abilities to teach, and write, arguments.


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During a workshop led by Saidy on June 16, teachers huddled together in small groups, listening to what each had written for a hypothetical podcast. Afterward, they took a few minutes to write letters to one another detailing what they liked and what needed work. Then they read their letters aloud, listened, took notes and asked for clarification.

In effect, they were demoing a lesson they could incorporate in their own classrooms.[...]

'Everything we do in here as writers, as teachers of writers, is something we can do in the classroom with our kids,' said Garza. 'Every single thing.'"

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