Teaching Argumentation (Five-Part Series)

Registrants will receive webinar invitation through their email and materials through the mail.
Workshop Date: 
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 4:30pm to Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 6:00pm
90 minutes for each part / 7.5 hours total

Price: $179.95 plus shipping/handling

NEW TIMES! Webinar Start Times for Different Time Zones:

  • 3:30 P.M. (PST)
  • 4:30 P.M. (MST)
  • 5:30 P.M. (CST)
  • 6:30 P.M. (EST)

 Included in This Training:

  • 7.5 hours of instruction;
  • teacher's guide;
  • zipper bag with set of pens for color-coding;
  • unbound graphic organizers for easy copying;
  • Google docs digital graphic organizers; and
  • CEU certificate;
  • SBAC Argumentation or STAAR® persuasive packet, depending on your state’s test.

Audience: Middle School and High School Educators

Subject(s):  English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Pre-AP® and Advanced Placement® English Language and Composition

Common Core State Standards: 

    • ELA: Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
    • WHST: Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.

This webinar is a 5-part series:

·        October 3, 2017 - Part I: Introduction and Common Terminology:

    • brief introduction and history of program;
    • defining and color-coding the elements of an argumentative paragraph, including concession, counterclaim, and refutation;
    • reviewing the masters and their contributions: Aristotle, Toulmin, Rogers.
    • the argumentation ratio


·        October 10, 2017 - Part II: Arranging an Argument and The JSWP Process of Writing

    • differentiating for SPED/ELL, OnLevel, Pre-AP®/AP®, ACT® preparation;
    • gathering evidence;
    • developing a debatable thesis statement (claim);
    • topic sentences on both sides of the aisle


·        October 17, 2017- Part III: Arranging an Argument and the JSWP Process of Writing

    • counterclaims;
    • T-chart and commentary development;
    • editing and revising with the shaping sheet


·        October 25, 2017 - Part IV: Synthesizing Multiple Texts and Embedding Quotations


·        November 7, 2017 - Part V: Introductions and Conclusions; Research, The Teacher’s Toolbox, Google Docs Template

Option 2: 5-Part Taped Webinar (90-day license)

  • Trainer: Deborah E. Louis, Ph.D. – Owner of JSWP
  • 90-day subscription - view at your convenience
  • $2500.00 plus 39.95 per teacher for materials
  • Up to 35 subscriptions (With 35 subscriptions, the price breakdowns to $71 per teacher plus the guide or $112 per teacher)
  • OnDemand training
  • Teacher's guide, including hard copies of graphic organizers, and a zipper bag of pens for color-coding
  • Google docs template for graphic organizers
  • CEU certificate per participant
  • Participant only license
  • Contact info@janeschaffer.com and request an estimate. Provide number of teachers.

Reminder: Allow 90 minutes for each session. For the first session, please enter the webinar early to test technology.

Attendance: Webinar participates must attend 3 out of the 4 sessions to receive a certificate of completion.

Equipment: Computer or Mobile Device; Internet Access; Audio.  Webcam optional.

Questions? 214.946.3385

Email: info@janeschaffer.com

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P.O. must arrive on or before September 26, 2017 to finalize registration.