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 
Katie McKnight, Ph.D., is an author, educator, and consultant. Her career in education began as a high school English teacher in the Chicago Public School system. She received her B.A. degree from George Washington University, her M.Ed. from Northeastern Illinois University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She currently serves as a Distinguished Professor of Research at National Louis University. Dr. McKnight travels worldwide as a professional development consultant and is a sought after speaker in the fields of adolescent literacy, inclusive classrooms, Common Core State Standards, interdisciplinary literacy, and integrating technology in the 21st century classroom.

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83 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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