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Crafting Opinions and Persuasive Papers
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BOOK DETAILS

  • Paperback
  • Jun.15.2007
  • 9780929895611
  • Maupin House

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In Crafting Opinion and Persuasive Papers, Tim Clifford explains the instructional steps needed to develop both opinion and persuasive papers. From evaluating positions to adding support, he presents lessons with the genre-specific Target Skills® you need to support your students’ progress. Invaluable for content-area and language-arts teachers, this book will help you teach your students to examine the validity of claims, comprehend the differences between fact and fiction, support positions with evidence, and understand audience and author’s purpose. Instruction in the craft of opinion and persuasive writing will also enable your students to make informed judgments about the validity of the messages to which they are exposed, a vital skill in this information-rich age.
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In Crafting Opinion and Persuasive Papers, Tim Clifford explains the instructional steps needed to develop both opinion and persuasive papers. From evaluating positions to adding support, he presents lessons with the genre-specific Target Skills® you need to support your students’ progress.

Invaluable for content-area and language-arts teachers, this book will help you teach your students to examine the validity of claims, comprehend the differences between fact and fiction, support positions with evidence, and understand audience and author’s purpose.

Instruction in the craft of opinion and persuasive writing will also enable your students to make informed judgments about the validity of the messages to which they are exposed, a vital skill in this information-rich age.

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About Tim

I'm a husband and father of two beautiful girls. I am also owned by a couple of border collie mixes. I was born and raised in New York, and I currently teach English. My writing career began by writing education titles, but I have branched out into children's non-fiction and...

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Published Reviews

Feb.21.2008

Clifford's methodical approach to skill-based writing instruction gives teachers a way to organize their classrooms for writers' workshop. The workstation and mini-lessons provide practice for adolescent...