Content-Area Literacy Professional Learning

C3WP: Teaching On-Demand Argument Writing


While developing a more expansive approach to writing, many teachers will still want to ensure that students are prepared for on-demand writing and assessments. This online learning experience from the College, Career, and Community Writers Program (C3WP) focuses on on-demand writing. A PowerPoint with a slide-by-slide voiceover, the resource provides a step-by-step approach to teaching on-demand arguments of policy. It uses a two-day content-area reading and writing task as a teaching prompt and another reading-based prompt as a task students then complete on-demand. The PowerPoint, once downloaded, is editable. This resource could provide a digital writing experience for teacher groups to explore their own on-demand argument writing skill, or it could be used as a model so teachers can form their own on-demand readings and prompts.

Teaching On-Demand Argument Writing. This online learning experience supports on-demand writing in the CRWP. It is a PowerPoint with a slide-by-slide voiceover that takes you through a step-by-step approach to teaching on-demand arguments of policy. It uses the Wild Horses two-day reading and writing task (see prompt below) as a teaching prompt and a Concussion prompt as the task students complete on-demand.

You can edit or change the PowerPoint once you’ve downloaded it through the link above. If you want to add a new voiceover to the PowerPoint, click on the “Insert” tab, choose “Audio,” and then “Record Audio.” Record your new message and then click “Save.” Finally, from the PowerPoint banner, click on “Format Audio” and choose “Start Automatically.” Then, below, choose “Hide Icon During Show.”