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

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: