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ERIC Number: EJ891920
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Applying Toulmin: Teaching Logical Reasoning and Argumentative Writing
Rex, Lesley A.; Thomas, Ebony Elizabeth; Engel, Steven
English Journal, v99 n6 p56-62 Jul 2010
To learn to write well-reasoned persuasive arguments, students need in situ help thinking through the complexity and complications of an issue, making inferences based on evidence, and hierarchically grouping and logically sequencing ideas. They rely on teachers to make this happen. In this article, the authors explain the framework they used and describe how they taught reasoning to students at an alternative high school, where they recorded what happened.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A