Writing A Historical Argument
Writing is a wonderful topic for teachers to get all snippy and judgemental about. And yes, I realize there are many ways to teach kids to write, and that some of them probably work better for your kids than what I'm sharing here. If you're happy with what you're doing currently, you just keep right on, love.
But some of us struggle with helping our clueless little darlings even get started. Honestly, many of us never really intended to sign up to teach writing; we thought we were here to teach history. Suddenly, though, it's all literacy strategies and essay structure and Holy Moses In A Leaky Basket!?!
It's for the rest of us that I share my approach and some commentary. Do with it as you see fit.