Supporting Civically Engaged Argument Writing with Primary Sources
Creating Text Sets to Support Civically Engaged Argument Writing
Part 1: Introduction
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Part 2: Sharing Draft Text Sets
Thursday, September 29, 2022
In this two-part webinar, we:
provided tools for assembling text sets that support students in crafting civically engaged arguments (Part 1, Tuesday)
shared example text sets that incorporate historical primary sources from the Library of Congress and more recent texts, like news articles and infographics (Parts 1 and 2, Tuesday and Thursday)
encouraged teachers to work collaboratively to begin assembling a text set for classroom use (Parts 1 and 2, Tuesday and Thursday)
About the Webinar Series
Teachers in our Philadelphia Writing Project network are engaging in inquiries and creating curriculum resources to support civically engaged argument writing in K-12 classrooms. This work is supported by a Teaching with Primary Sources grant from the Library of Congress.
Our emerging resources draw upon:
primary sources from the Library of Congress;
argument writing approaches from the National Writing Project’s College, Career, and Community Writers Program (Arshan & Park, 2021; Friedrich et al., 2018); and
Gholdy Muhammad’s (2020, 2021) Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy Framework.
Arshan, N. L. & Park, C. J. (2021). Research brief: SRI finds positive effects of the College, Career, and Community Writer’s Program on student achievement. SRI International. https://www.sri.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/C3WP-Scale-Up-Research-Brief-April-2021_Acc.pdf
Friedrich, L., Bear, R., & Fox, T. (2018). For the sake of argument: An approach to teaching evidence-based writing. American Educator, 42(1), 18-40.
Muhammad, G. (2021). 12 questions to ask when designing culturally and historically responsive curriculum. Association for Middle Level Education. https://www.amle.org/12-questions-to-ask-when-designing-culturally-and-historically-responsive-curriculum
Muhammad, G. (2020). Cultivating genius: An equity framework for culturally and historically responsive literacy. Scholastic.