Persuasive writing lessons are planned for English-language learners

01/16/2013 | Education Week

Middle-school students with a moderate understanding of the English language soon will be taught persuasive writing as part of a test unit that uses complex works, such as the Gettysburg Address, education reporter Lesli Maxwell writes in this blog post. Developed by Stanford University's Understanding Language team, the unit is expected to determine the resources, teacher knowledge and instructional supports required to teach a rigorous, Common Core State Standards-based curriculum to English learners. The unit will be tested by as many as 10 teachers in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., Chicago and Denver school districts.

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