Presenter: Katherine McKnight, Ph.D.
Core Area: Differentiated Curriculum
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

There is a big difference between being argumentative and fine tuning the skills of argumentative writing. In this workshop-style course, you will learn the basics of excellent argumentation and how to teach your students to support their claims in writing using texts, topics, and evidence.

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Teenagers love to argue. Effective argumentation is an intellectual process using evidence to support a claim. Put these two facts together in the right way, and you have a recipe for excellent evidence-based writing!
Argumentation in Writing for Career Readiness with Katherine McKnight, Ph.D. will equip you to teach your students how to go beyond the basics of good argumentation and help you apply these skills across the disciplines.

In this 1-hour course, you will learn:

  • Basics and importance of argumentation 
  • How to train students in argumentative writing using the CERCA model 

Presenter Bio

Dr. Katherine McKnight is a dynamic presenter, dedicated teacher, and award-winning author. Dr. McKnight began her career in education over 30 years ago as a middle school and high school English and social studies teacher in the Chicago Public Schools and appointed as Distinguished Professor of Research at National Louis University. In addition to speaking at professional development conferences, she is a regular consultant in schools and classrooms in the United States and Europe.
She is the founder of Engaging Learners, an educational company built around her successful Literacy and Learning Center model. Her work in educational leadership, literacy and student skill development has resulted in unprecedented academic achievement in many struggling schools.
Dr. McKnight has received several awards for her publications and teaching at the university level. She has authored 17 books that support educational strategies to engage all learners. Her titles include the best-selling The Teacher’s Big Book of Graphic Organizers, winner of the 2013 Teachers’ Choice Award. She’s also written The Second City Guide to Improv in the Classroom, Teaching Writing in the Inclusive Classroom, and the twin volumes: Common Core Literacy for Math, Science, and Technical Subjects, and Common Core Literacy for ELA, History/Social Studies, and the Humanities: Strategies to Deepen Content Knowledge – Grades 6-12. 

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90 reviews for Argumentation in Writing for Career Readiness

  1. Lee – MIDLAND ISD (verified owner)

    It was a good course but the not a fan of how the video was shot.

  2. Christina – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    This course was thorough and engaging.

  3. Molly – CARLISLE LOCAL (verified owner)

    This course goes in depth with what is required for argumentative writing.

  4. Bruce – MIAMI EAST LOCAL (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed some of the strategies for developing argumentative writing. I liked how this course gave specific examples that are easy to use and implement in the classroom.

  5. Maria – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    I enjoyed how straight and to the point it was.

  6. Elizabeth – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    very interesting

  7. MICHELLE – SOCORRO ISD (verified owner)

    I loved this course. Dr. McKnight is engaging, and her lesson ideas are great! I will definitely implement as I prepare for my argumentative unit this spring.

  8. Rafael – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Somewhat useful.


    Great! Easy way to refine your understanding of Argumentative pieces.

  10. Lindsay – HALLETTSVILLE ISD (verified owner)


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