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Erik Palmer Makes the Argument at ILA for Building Strong Speaking and Writing Skills

Author:  The Spark Staff  | 07/25/2017

Literacy thought leader Erik Palmer stopped by the HMH booth at the recent ILA 2017 conference and we had the chance to ask him a few questions. The first on our list? “How can teachers help students be more confident and skilled speakers?” Among his advice: Give your students specific lessons about mechanics like we do about writing.

And what does he feel is a key ingredient to help students succeed in their speaking and writing? Argument.

Discover the importance of argument (and how social media can give a boost, too) in this short Facebook Live video clip:

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