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7 C's for Building a Rock-Solid Argument
Making Rhetorical Appeals
Appeal to ethos, logos, and pathos.
Evaluating Sources of Information
Evaluate sources with a checklist.
Using Time-Order Transitions
Teach about chronological transitions.
If I Were President
Think about being president.
Comparing Myself to a President
Compare yourself to a president.
If I Were a President's Pet
Imagine being a president's pet.
Writing Descriptions That "Show" Instead of "Tell"
Teach students to use sensory details.
Writing a "Showing" Paragraph
Help students show instead of tell.
Writing an InstaMemory
Help students narrate and describe.
Writing a Four-Star Food Review
Use this prompt to spark students' creativity.
Writing: Now how do I get out of this one?
Assign this prompt to spark students' creativity.
Writing a Diary of a Famous Figure
Have students creatively narrate.
Writing Back-and-Forth Stories
Inspire students to collaborate in writing.
Using Perspective Shifting to Understand Others
Help students improve empathy.
Using Perspective Shifting to Persuade Readers
Help students see from readers' perspectives.
Using Perspective Shifting to Imagine History
Help students gain a historical viewpoint.
Using PAST to Understand Assignments
Teach students to analyze writing assignments.
Elaborating Ideas Using Different Levels of Details
Teach elaboration with levels of detail.
Asking Bigger and Better Questions
Teach students to form better questions.
Using 5 Critical Thinking Strategies
Use this video to help students think critically.
Deciding When to Use Formal and Informal Language
Match language with purpose and audience.
Solving Problems Critically and Creatively
Help students improve problem solving.
Drawing a Life Map
Help students gather ideas for narratives.