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Argumentation—the reasoned presentation of explanations, interpretations, generalizations, conclusions, or even theories—is a key facet of complex informational texts across disciplines.  Argumentation is emphasized extensively throughout the Common Core State Standards.  Arguments are used for many purposes—to influence point of view, to bring about some action, or to establish convincing support for an explanation or evaluation of a concept, issue, or problem.  This On Demand Web seminar examines the nature of argumentation across academic disciplines (especially social studies) and suggests questioning practices that scaffold analyzing argumentation in complex informational texts.

Presenter:  Doug Buehl is a teacher, author, and national literacy consultant. His 40 years in education include 33 years as a teacher in the Madison Metropolitan School District, Madison, Wisconsin, with experiences as a social studies teacher, reading teacher and reading specialist at Madison East High School, and as district Adolescent Literacy Support Teacher. He is the author of the national bestseller Classroom Strategies for Interactive Learning, 4th  Edition, 2014, and Developing Readers in the Academic Disciplines, 2011, both published by the International Reading Association. He is co-author of Reading and the High School Student: Strategies to Enhance Literacy, 2nd Edition, 2007; and Strategies to Enhance Literacy and Learning in Middle School Content Area Classrooms 3rd Edition, 2007, both published by Allyn & Bacon.  He currently teaches adolescent literacy courses at Edgewood College in Madison.

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