chapter  3
Have Students Read, Critique, and Learn From Master Authors in the Genre They Are Writing In
Pages 16

Argument writing and informational writing share the characteristics of nonfiction text. They are both situated in real-world principles and teach about a topic. Argument writing has the capacity to become every student's favorite time in class. It is clearly defined for social studies and science teachers in the Common Core State Standards. Students can analyze the strength of each author's argument, using their CREW collector sheet. Across content areas, argument texts can be analyzed and compared using the CREW strategy. Toulmin's model of argument can be used to create a reading and writing strategy to assist students in identifying, analyzing, and writing effective arguments. To teach students how to craft exceptional arguments, one needs to capitalize on their natural proclivity to argue for something they want and apply those same principles to argument writing across content areas.