Developed by two members of The WRITE Center's Advisory Board, Chauncey Monte-Sano and Mary Schleppgrell, Read.Inquire.Write helps teachers improve student reading, reasoning, and writing with sources through social studies inquiry. Their free and downloadable curriculum creates a process to support secondary students' argument writing through the reading of sources and analysis of complex social and historical problems.
Here are three disciplinary literacy tools the site offers to support your students’ learning!
Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) offers a number of free resources to help secondary history and literacy teachers improve students’ source-based analytical thinking, writing about sources, and reasoning about online texts. Here are THREE awesome resources for teachers:
1. Help students read like Historians through History Lessons
The curriculum teaches students how to investigate historical questions by using reading strategies such as sourcing, contextualizing, corroborating. Browse lessons by time period and download a number of posters and charts to help scaffold student learning.
2. Measure students’ Historical Thinking with “Beyond The Bubble” Assessments
These assessments go beyond recall and memorization to develop and assess students’ thinking, reasoning, and writing about historical sources
3. Support students’ Civic Online Reasoning with this innovative Curriculum
This interactive resource features a number of lessons to help students improve important civic literacy skills like distinguishing fact from opinion, lateral reading, and determining “who’s behind the information?” Choose individual lessons or multiday collections.
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Dr. Jennifer Fletcher's recent book is a great resource for those interested in teaching their students essential skills for argument writing. Click on the cover of her book below to read a short review of her work!
Want to learn more about Jennifer Fletcher and her work as a writing researcher? Tune in to Jennifer Fletcher's discussion of her book on December 5th from 2:15-3:45pm PT hosted on livestream by The WRITE Center!
Looking for ways to help students develop strategies effective writers use while composing? Check out the following infographic describing a proven writing intervention: Self-Regulated Strategy Development
Check out the followng infographic on the current state of argument writing for secondary students: