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ERIC Number: EJ1141983
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1937-6928
Rap and Technology Teach the Art of Argument
Fink, Rosalie
Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, v15 n1 p39-53 2017
How can teachers integrate rap and technology strategies to teach students with learning disabilities the art of persuasive argument writing? This teacher research study presents creative new approaches for teaching argument writing. Strategies used in the study helped college freshmen with learning disabilities (LD) succeed in developing persuasive argument writing skills. Key strategies used in the study were: The Argument Rap, The Rap Protocol, A Multimodal Technology Approach, A Peer Observation Feedback Strategy, and Argument Prompts. Each strategy was aligned with The Common Core State Standards (see Introduction, this issue). Results of the study indicate that these strategies were effective in helping first year college students with LD develop successful argument writing skills. Results suggest that the strategies could be adapted to teach secondary students with LD the skills of effective argument writing. Results also suggest that some of the strategies could be modified to teach middle grade students how to write effective opinion essays.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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