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Teaching and Learning Argumentative Reading and Writing: A Review of Research Author(s): George E.

Newell, Richard Beach, Jamie Smith, Jennifer VanDerHeide, Deanna Kuhn, Jerry Andriessen Reviewed work(s): Source: Reading Research Quarterly, Vol. 46, No. 3 (July/August/September 2011), pp. 273304 Published by: International Reading Association Stable URL: . Accessed: 26/12/2011 20:40
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Teaching and Learning Reading and Writing: Argumentative A Review of Research

George E. Newell
The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA

of University Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

VanDerHeide JamieSmith, Jennifer

USA The Ohio State University, Consulting Editors:
New USA Kuhn, TeachersCollege,ColumbiaUniversity, York, The University, Netherlands JerryAndriessen, Utrecht Deanna

in reforms schools practices reflectsa key component of recentcurricular Acquiringargumentative readingand writing the and universities throughout UnitedStatesand the world as well as a majorchallenge to teachersof readingand writing of in -2 and college writing classrooms. In thisreview,we consider the contributions two researchperspectives,cognitive and social, thatresearchershave employed in the studyof the teaching and learningof argumentative readingand frameworks and logics of We address two basic questions: How do these perspectiveswiththeirown disciplinary writing. and consequently,how have these inform how researchersstudyargumentative interactively readingand writing, inquiry of that may support teachers' understanding what argumentationis and orientationsinformed pedagogical knowledge and empiricalstudiesby considering We analyze relevant how itmay be takenup in the educational contexts? conceptual the assumptionsunderlying cognitiveand social disciplinary perspectives,especially in termsof the warrantsthatthose how these perspectives' logics of inquiryreveal assumptionsabout the transfer perspectivesassume. We also interrogate collaboof learningas supported by instruction and otherpractices,such as classroom discussion, computer-supported and otherformsof instructional rations, support. Using empirical studies of the teaching and learningof argumentative conducted in grades -2 and college writing classrooms,we delineate the assumptionsthatdrivethe readingand writing of two perspectivesand theirinstructional consequences, arguingthatresearchersand teachers need an understanding between theoryand practo theirassumptionsabout knowledge and transfer establisha clear and coherent relationship a the tice. We offer vision forresearchthatintegrates cognitiveand social perspectivesto argue thatthe work of literacy researchis to reveal cognitiveprocesses and instructional practicesthatteachers can promoteand studentscan employ and writing. forlearninghow to do argumentative reading

and writing argumentative1 reading and a key strategies practices represents compoin nent curricular reforms schools and Acquiring ofrecent universities the States theworld. and throughout United

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& has Andriessen, Baker, Suthers, 2003;Applebee,1996; Because each perspective itsown wide rangeof vanEemeren, ofdefining and Graff, 2003;Street, 2004; Grootendorst, ways argumentation itsdistinctive logics & Henkemans, oneofthemore dramatic ofinquiry, result often the is confusion sometimes and 2002). Perhaps of of as researchers their with examples thegrowing significance argumentationconflict, literacy predilections is theemphasisof argumentative are to readingand writ- for particular logicsofinquiry inclined ignore for that to ingin theCommonCoreStateStandards English research perspectives areunfamiliar them(cf. arts grades 6-12in U.S. schools(Council Green,Camilli,& Elmore, language for 2006;Shulman, 1997).In ofChiefStateSchoolOfficers National & Governors thisreview, urge we that study argumentation the of in Association, school needstobe fully honestly and multidis2010). settings the the to Nevertheless, casefor valueofallstudents ciplinary, researchers learn to from eachofthe allowing in and is read, write, engage oralargument notalways perspectives. researchers If thisview, will accept they On teachers easytomake. theonehand,although results interesting as may takeconflicting situations exto the of and amine recognize importance argumentative more reading rather seektodismiss than them carefully, as to academic literacies, writing central acquiring they as methodological artifacts. areoften of what evolve coninto leery introducing may Our secondgoal is to bring bear an integrated to flict one-upmanship and in that employed themedia, is, notion argumentationdevelop coherent roof to a and of combative debate bustapproach research argument consisting competitive, to thatinforms teaching the & leadstoan "adversarial and (Johnson Johnson, that 2009) of and in learning argumentative reading writing frame mind"(Tannen, of 1999, 4). In addition, p. given educational contexts. This goalpositions primarily us their in with students as educational experiences arguments themedia, that researchers, is,as peopledoingrein then assume that formulating sim- search education thesakeof claims, may they in for and teaching learning their to the plyneedto summarize claims achieve goal in educational In ourstudies argumentaof settings. ofconvincing audiences without providing supporting tion, example, areparticularly for we in interested what orchanging BallandForzani evidence, considering counterarguments, described the"instructional as (2007) their ownorothers' on stances an issue.On theother dynamic": the to the hand, ability identify underlying argument, Education inherently is and itsclaims, and evidence, reading in an to and transactional; orientation warrants, theprocesses inside instances education what of is theability compose high-quality to a andits probing argument, makes education research . in in and are special...Research education claims, warrants, evidence, writing critical about instructional the at investigates questions dynamic skills academic for success(Graff, 2003;Hillocks, 2010, in related schooling the to and formal play problems directly 2011; Kuhn, 2005).
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(Barton, 2007).Rather literacy theargumentative of processes goal formucognitive As a result, of recent studies students' lation elaboration schemaapplication in the and or as writing perreveal thatonlya fraction students of noted a socio- formance that individual (i.e., mind, (2011) Smagorinsky can make 6% cultural defines these as 3% ofeighth graders, of 12th graders) processes perspective cognitive critical aboutwritten (Perie, text informed, judgments tools tie mediated cultural that cognitionthe to setting of by & stuGrigg, Donahue,2005).Only15%of12th-grade is in and mentation; thinkingsituated settings is insepara- dents at level performing theproficient wereable to blefrom particular purposes, the tasks, addressees, genres write tookclear essaysin whichthey well-organized ofactivity, other factors communicative and of imporand thosepositions, supported positions consistently I in tance.... when study to and cognition relation writing transitions leadthereader to from part the one of I need other forms composition, tosituate thinking using of that et the to Moreover, (Perie al, 2005). within communitiespractice might disciplinary, essay another of that be given inandwriting inandmedi- needtointegrate andotherwise reading argumentative community-based, originating inteaching one is ated specific forms cultural of struction, major 406-407) by practice, (pp. challenge argument that advanced readstudents difficulty have mastering our in and skillsin core Suchassumptions position perspective some- ingcomprehension critical literacy in and critiquing with timesoverlapping, sometimes or sometimes disciplines associated parallel, engaging in exclusive with and mutually relationships thelogicsofin- effective arguments, especially science, history, in usedbyresearchersthestudy argumentativeliterature of & Snow, Council 2004;Carnegie (Biancarosa quiry
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in on Advancing Adolescent for 2010;Rampey, thefive-paragraph format preparation stanLiteracy, essay also tests(Hillocks,2002).Formulating Dion,& Donahue,2009).Students havedifficulty dardizedwriting text to and abouttexts not argumentative structures arguments requires onlytheability recognizing applying Freedman& Pringle, identify provide evi& Murphy, sufficient and 2002; relevant, (Chambliss supporting and offer- dencefrom text also theability makeexplicit evidence(Kuhn, 1991), to a but 1984),generating and to the or reasons, counterarguments, rebuttals thewarrants assumptions linking thesis the ingrelevant world litand on reasons evidence drawing lived and (McCann,1989). by in difficultiesreading erary for One explanation students' Kahn,& Walter, 2009), (Johannessen, knowledge is andwriting in for students reading that teaching argumentation something is difficult many arguments that unlikeother and demanding. is complex et texts First, types andwriting (Persky al, 2003). a involves and ofreading writing students tasks, However, argumentation maynotacquiresuchliteracy with practices set more favor narrative often whentheir textbooks compared practices sophisticated ofgenre of in a narration exposition that range genres and ones(Calfee texts (e.g., andexplanatory over argumentative instruction This formalist sermons, letters, testimonials) & Chambliss, reports, essays, speeches, 1987). reading theformalist mayalso limit as can function arguments, arto critically students' challenging analyze ability is notion there a single that on In texts. herresearch 12th essay argumentative genre gumentative apgraders' form Chambliss of Thus,teachers notalways plication argumentative 1996). may (Freedman, macroprocesses, are and what content procedural know these with claim, no a that found when knowledge re- (1995) given text and writ- older for onthe a based were toinferclaim able teen readers reading argumentative quired learning is there widespread datainthetext, were less claims their Second, 1999, 2010). ing(Hillocks, although inferred a often to maintain accurate that when In in than claims thetext. another try agreement schoolteachers study, zone conflict-free whenitcomesto learning to were asked respond an arto and (Powell, fourth fifth graders the suchthat & the of but Farrar, Cohen, 1985), maintaining peace gumentative they text, couldinfer gist it, most and werenotableto applyan argumentative overfostering takesprecedence for structure disagreements that of sources conflict mayarisewhen representing understandingthetext other of their possible (Chambliss and & Murphy, reading writing. teaching argumentative 2002). conflicted to relates students' Another Teachersmay also have difficulty challenge articulating for and audiences formu- rulesofevidence ofthepurposes thatgovern perceptions argumenhigh-quality in and (Durst,1999; tative setting lating arguments a classroom 1992; (Kuhn,2005;Langer, reading writing Graff, 2003; Kuhn, 2005). In thatsetting, such Fundamental although Langer Applebee, & 1987). concepts or outside as causality proof, be askedto convince students for or evidence warrants claims, and peers may also assumptions can be taken granted, premstudents of audiences thevalidity their of claims, and for that audienceis isesthat actualprimary their knowthattypically lie and be must madeexplicit defended atthe of whoneedsto be convinced thevalid- heart effective their teacher, writof Studies school of argumentation. are ingandreading if of claims, are that performances havedocumented teachers ofespecially their ity their In evaluated States, tenunaware theseconcepts 1981, 1984). theUnited and thusdo notknow (Applebee, of of2,000collegewrit- howto provide Melzer's(2009)national survey for such instructional support learning found that writing concepts(Applebee, only17%involved ingassignments 2007, 2010; 1991;Hillocks,1999, than other audiences for purposesfor Shanahan& argumentative 1992; Langer& Applebee,1987; Langer, as theteacher. Withtheteacher theprimary audience, Shanahan,2008).One response theseconcerns is to as students perceive writing simply Kuhn's(2005) argumentative may on ofresearch thedevelopment program to thanattempting of rather an completing assignment a to inwhich attempted construct she argumentation, or beliefs ideas.Students actual audiences' other . change that of roadmap theskills needtodevelop... "cognitive to for their evaluated demonstrating ability en- teachers arethen if are need sucha roadmap they to planand the without experiencing potential implement gagein argument and instruction assessitssuccess" effective of oftheeffectiveness their arguments (pp. 116-117). consequences their from actualaudiences basedon feedback beyond & Reiser, feedback teacher's Moreover, 2009). (Berland be- Toward an Interactive Theory of stances they that to students be reluctant adopt may lieve their teacher notendorse ArgumentativeReading and Writing 2006). (Beck, may we instructional someofthese a formal- To meet has Another challenges, bechallenge to do with largely andwritof that study argumentative the instruction lieve andwriting of istorientation much reading reading an to for that (cf. theory requires interactive learning makemain ingin schoolsettings emphasizes, example, as of the that combines study argument texts or aboutexpository narrative in Flower, inferences 1989) point as withargument a set ofsocial practices. tests learning cognition or for standardized reading preparation

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research assumes the morebalanced,multiis, Currently, literacy competing images arguefor first, need for ofargumentation reflectcognitive/social that a andmore practic- perspective descriptions rigorously grounded that and es polarization limits of understanding threatens theoretical explanations variousaspectsofteachto divide study argumentative the of and and writing. reading writ- ingand learning argumentative reading with ofseparation between and Second, these tobuildintegrated, ing increasing degrees attempts theory-contheories. paradigmatic This divide the scious of accounts reading writing and we need, believe, among suggests needtounderstand fully cognitive more how of and processes to addresstheapparent dichotomy cognition and socialpractices in fact do in interact specific but socialpractices a direct in of wayand in a spirit open situations. do these How different It be to the significant processes inquiry. would simple frame issuesinterms andpractices on one another? intention feed Our here ofa conflict, much thecurrent as of discussion tends to is nottopropose specific a but some do. This review organized is aroundan effort look to theory to explore and first within then and between cognitive the and, by extension, waysthatresearch teaching perspective from howresearch in and thesocialpractices to learning benefit may considering perspective askhowteachschoolsettings create well-supported, can a theoreti- ingmight the of improve quality argumentative reading cal understanding thisinteraction studies the andwriting. of in of and of and teaching learning argumentative reading an exploration couldalsoapply all areas that to writing, ofliteracy research. Common Ground: The fundamental tension seebetween we studies of Finding within cognitive a versus socialprac- Cognitive and Social Conceptions a argumentation tices orientation seemstooccuraround issueofthe of Transfer the unit Howcan a cognitive comappropriate ofanalysis. A primary focus ourreview on twodifferent of is paramitment understanding to individual and purpose selfnotions whatconstitutes of transfer what or digmatic be with regulated learning strategies reconciled a social Beach (1999)refers as consequential to transicommitment thestudy literacy to of events King practices tions between across and rhetorical events. identify We andpractices or social, cultural, po- two shaped specific by that in positions haveemerged debates regarding litical the vision Moreover, interactive also research a perspectives? on rangeofdifferent issuesinvolving litneedsto inform instruction. we literacy Although are in general and teaching and learning the frameworks,eracylearning suggesting usesofmultiple conceptual in and The argumentative reading writing particular. thecommon howreaders and writgoal is studying first frames as task position argument a cognitive (e.g., ersunderstand themselves constructorsmeaning as of & taskAnderson, Kuo, 2007)requiring within socialand cultural events can both Reznitskaya, that unique such and solvspecific knowledge, as planning problem nurture consume individual and an writer. and ing,and recognition use ofa modelofargument Educators notwork do with abstractions; work they as unit Toulmin, 1958/2003) theprimary ofanalywith students. Teachers need an interactive visionof (e.g., sis. The secondpositionframes as argument social thereading writing and that the arguments can address that focuses Lunsford, 2002;Prior, 2005) (e.g., hurdles students face, canaccount the practices that often that for on socialcontexts literacy or that events, is, "framing and of success failure, and cognitive socialsources both classroom research peopleacting reacting one as and to and that talkabouttheexperience reading can of and another" & Goldman, (Bloome,Beierle, Grigorenko, finegrained writing arguments beingadequately by unit From our 2009, 314)as theprimary ofanalysis. p. in and situated that We toexperience. wantto work weperceive these different heuristic, positions ward framework acknowledges pressures a that the and dialogic as alternative, potentially and research complementary, thepotential theliteracy that event provide at can and different ofinquiry perspectives (Gee & defining logics thesametimeexplains howreaders writers and nego- Green, interms & Zaharlick, 1998; Green, Dixon, 2003) tiate that create their owngoals,and developa event, ofhowtheoretical on assumptions shaperesearch comsenseofthemselves problem as or solvers, speakers, andproduction argumentative of texts. prehension whocreate and other subjects meaning affect people the through arguments readandwrite. they Withina Cognitive Perspective In asking an examination howresearch for of on Transfer and socialpractices we Although differences between thesepositions cerare interact, cognitive processes do notwant suggest we needa single to that of tainly morenuanced,a cognitive image approach typically and and an or teaching learning argumentative reading writ- employs experimental quasiexperimental design is transfer instruction theuse ofcertain in of ingora single integrated theory; literacy toocomplex to examine a phenomenon, history us that and tells visions argument or claims, single strategies tactics (e.g., promaking for long. 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(2007)considered explanations why with andwarrants particular reflecdid the instruction notimprove students' in in differencestheability engage these plicit to velopmental of and use (1) essays: "awareness therules, theattempt 2005).Or,students' ofcollabora- tive (Kuhn, strategies haveinterfered thestudents' with classroom discus- to apply in school tive them, might reasoning elementary to moreargumentand motivation generate in of of sionsmaybe analyzed terms transfer acquired ability in negative transfer" relevant and statements, to (p. resulting comprehension comstratagems their argument with and (2) students' experiences school-like et of past (Reznitskayaal, 2007). 467), position written arguments with from cognitive the conducted Studies may perspective argumentation haveledtointerference learnin included thecollaboranewprinciples were that and ing students learnargumentative assume that reading discussions of tivereasoning plus lessonson argument knowledge task-specific acquiring writing through In treatment condition. and or or modeling scaffolding. structures theprinciples' through strategies schemata schema theowithin argumentative their with factors for To control different judgment, interacting orinde- our makes sense. et andwriting, ry, Reznitskaya al.'sanalysis reading shaping argumentative pendently would we thattheir However, think explanation within theseassumptions examine researchers experiof from socialpractice a theory argutotest effects havebenefited the or mental quasi-experimental designs turned to be a out to in why"transfer inherent such mentation explain The ofinstruction. logicofinquiry et (Reznitskaya al., 2007, phenomenon" of is to assumethepossibility identi- moreelusive research designs in differences classroom for in between instruction cognitive p. 469).Perhaps, example, direct transfer fying in the and contexts theliteracy practices which students and or outcomes, strategies schemata reading/writing reto thatis,rehearsed had engaged, prior thestudy, facfor that as wellas assuming one can control other in of sulted more lesstransfer collaborative or reasoning et that tors Yeh, (Reznitskaya al, 2007; shaping transfer the conditions. and Onlylong-term in instruc- within across three However, 1998). designs which experimental consideration of studiesand in-depth observational transfer do are to interventions assumed promote tional the wouldclarify within classrooms practices and literacy of illuminate process teaching the notnecessarily In results thequasifor experimental study. ambiguous events. classroom within literacy unique learning is howtransfer after thefollowing sections, describing is to for A keyquestion related transfer, instance, in and studied thesocialpractices peraboutthestructural whether components conceptualized knowledge and we how in of transfersimprovements spective, consider cognitive socialnotions to orprinciples arguments in and one oftransfer differ complement another both and students' espearguments, understanding writing andwriting. of thestudy argumentative reading One who for knowledge. way cially students lackthat is transfer howitmaybe affected disto consider by The rhetorical contexts. newlearning TransferWithina Social Perspective between parities in from orperformanceevent can also differ original A socialperspective to and shifts focus thenature the in event and dif- quality thesociocultural A in of itself mediated as of context learning terms participation in different identities persona, byuses oforal,analysis, or ferences adopting and discourse, visual, genre, that digital and thatareso pronounced rhetoolsdesigned achievecertain to purposes, audiences literacy transfer breaks down. on draws sociallittorical goals.The socialperspective in In a study transfer of and situated performance theteaching eracy(Street, (Gee,2004; 1995) cognition and and learning argumentation, of on theories focus how to Reznitskaya col- Lave& Wenger, 1991) learning three different in interaction learners socialpractices (2007) postintervention designed leagues acquire through transferab- events activities. contrast muchexperimenof to fourth fifth and tasks measure In to and graders' for to and stract in constructs instructhe principles argument reading writing. talresearch which researcher different conditions tional, The students assigned three were to to a study contexts rhetorical design according in structural to related differencesacquiring and researchers tasks audiences, knowledge with adopting assigned in and versus aboutargument (1) engaging argument: a col- a socialpractice qualitative ethnoposition employ from graphic as moral issues contexts condiscussion about research methods examine to laborative reasoning discussions structed teachers students and a short collaborative 2008). 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Examining argumentative to on as a dialogicinteraction that in theclassroom helpfocusanalysis particular recognizes arguments in most occur through representing arguments disagreementsevery- typesofarguments arguments through abouteach ofthe & As (Felton Kuhn,2001). previously and thenposingcritical questions dayconversation with certain associated a researchers noted, typesofarguments. adopting collaborative premises although the opinionschemeis reasoning approach(e.g.,Jadallahet al., 2011)may Forexample, appeal to expert that as is a their basedon thepremises is credible an expert, frame their studies within cognitive perspective, in related A and actually to asserted also attention socialandlinguistic to processes provides an expert thefield is with in contexts fos- A, is a reliable into source, consistent other experts, insights howinteractionsclassroom A andis basing on evidence et ter as socialpractice. (Walton al.,2008). argument of have also foundthatknowledge Researchers the for to 2007), rules par(1998, According Walton interactions argumentative for in theseinteractions according six these to purposes dialogic vary ticipating and at with different ofdialogue: age. persuasion thegoalof has itsorigins an early Ehrlich Blum-Kulka types in interan with or peer analyzed preschoolers' talk natural inquiry thegoalof (2010) resolving clarifying issue, that students to with the actions demonstrate very ordisproving a hypothesis, may young negotiation proving examine narrative of with employ information a events, reports playground seeking goalofachievingsettlement, instructions howtoplaya on with word deliberation thegoal ofexchanging definitions, information, provide to or an different ofaction, and game, discuss issuefrom the thegoalofdetermining bestcourse perspectives is construct as whena narrative employed reasons a for eristic thegoalofrevealing with arguments, underlying An of these conflict. argumay tomakea claim. analysis twopreschoolers' types Although different ofdialogue in Pokmon for ments trading bargaining and for of the involve someform argumentation, purposes stickers, that refusal one to givea sticker revealed to by vary goals. arguments according different Forexam- instance, in resulted theuse ofarguments an in to involving ple,engaging a deliberation address issuemay to theother to as to without attempts judge appeals third-party involve participants wellas addressing any brainstorming in dein eachother thethird whereas thevalidity competing of claims, involving person, strategies engaging the socialrelationships ethos. and a to prove fining involves proponent Through use attempting persuasion that ofpeertalk, with thevalidity a claim of respondents challenging validity. moreorlessexplicchildren need to internationally display ForWalton(1998, 2007),analyzing argumentative their or As theybecome itly viewpoints positions. a result, a specific identifyingproponent's dialogueinvolves foremost moreequippedwith meansto argueand think the in reacts thosemoves to moves and howa respondent within their own social and cultural peermilieuand probfrom which bothareseeking certain commitments the contexts well.(Ehrlich Blum-Kulka, as & 2010, ablyin other the other basedon accepting premises underlying pop. 226) are These commitments defined partners' as sitions. of as of in differences dialogic To examine explicit premises opvoicing acceptance these developmental beliefs thatmaynotbe explicitly argument on basedon Walton's 2007)focus how posed to partners' (1998, a stated. Once either Feltonand Kuhn (2001)comacceptsthesepremises, goalsdrivearguments, partner formulateclaimwith goalof paredseventh eighth a the can and young adults' and proponent then graders' the commit agreeing that to to in to claim, arguments dyadsovera periodoffive sixweeks. having respondent the in ortheproponent challenge premises can of underly- Basedon coding thegoalsadopted thedialogues, claims(Felton Kuhn, theresearchers & that middleschoolstudents the alternative found therespondent's ing in their wereless strategic formulating goals in the 2001). these accord- dialoguesthanweretheyoung adultswhoemployed Itis alsothecasethat exchanges vary school schemes In comparison themiddle to (Walton counterarguments. prototypical argument ingtocertain to werealso twiceas likely theargument from the adults et al.,2008),for students, young positive example, inwhich proponent theprem- engagein morerebuttals definetheir and a partners' consequences, adopts those claims. will claims a manner served weaken in that to if then isethat A is adopted, consequences positive school students that and occurand henceA shouldbe adopted.As a second Felton Kuhnnoted themiddle between the maynothavea clearsenseofthedifferences the from is analogy that, given example, argument versus a case Cl is similar C2, and A is trueor thegoal ofunderminingpartner's to that argument premise

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thegoalofundermining partner's the claimby pro-con on discussion forum. Students specific arguments a Ning clarificationandcritiquing The research- double-voiced of it. discoursesof school administration, seeking ersalsonoted agreeing others' with that as the adolescent and resistance, so forth positions op- counseling, law, to simply was an equally to construct their stances(Beach & Doerrposed disagreeing important personas' for one'spositions Stevens, press).Atthecompletion therole-play, in of argumentative strategy enhancing andgaining audience identification. thestudents outoftheir roles drew maand on stepped Another oftheapplication dialogic of theo- terial from interaction compose the to example position papers. is wereengagedin thisproject, because ry represented theideaofrival by hypothesis thinking The students the of knew they that were actualarguments through active exchange claimsand challenges they developing tothoseclaims(Flower, & Higgins, One topresent theschooladministrationchange to to their 2000). Long, forengagingin rivalhypothesis school's Whenthestudents were ableto conprimary purpose policies. is the of the tochange policies, the unblock thinking to allowfor opensharing competing vince administration on can certain and teachers accesstoYouTube, perspectives an issueso thatdifferent parties websites, allow work to to thestudents their work having as sometancollaboratively together developsolutions perceived those issues. Flower citedan example howri- gibleoutcome, exampleofan authentic of an rhetorical (2008) valhypothesis or as This the classroom conthinking, rivaling, theparticipating context. suggests needtocreate adolescents namedit,wasused to address attempt texts an driven transfer argument online of in rehearsal by to a on to contexts tangible with bythePittsburgh police impose curfew a neigh- contexts actual consequences. borhood theassumption a curfew that woulddeStudies online of interaction questions raise given digital ter crime. challenge proposed To the a of regarding advantages employing curfew,group the of theseonline the with collaborative young peoplefrom neighborhood thesupport toolsto foster argument. Comparisons ofa community center a of communication literacy developed pamphlet ofthequality computer-mediated reasons the wouldnotdeter versus face-to-face havegenerated mixed formulating why curfew arguments crime. Distribution thepamphlet theneighbors results. of to One study found thatalthough quality the of and policeled to a discussion theissueamongthe arguments higher face-to-face of was for durarguments and the ingtheexchanges, there no difference students' was in young people, neighbors, police. Subsequently, the a policedropped plantoimpose curfew. & Doherty, subsequent (Joiner, Jones, arguments 2008). ForFlower(2008), keyaspectoftheyoung a An analysis 12-year-olds' ofargumentative of use peowastheir senseofagency associated with strategies online, in ple'ssuccess chat discussions synchronous room their to consider neighbors' over the time found students that willingness seriously in shifted their to ability andpolice's claims theneedfor curfew that for a so the frame & Beaumont, In the arguments 2003). (Morgan adolescents couldthen provide thoughtful counterargu- beginning, ments. Flower As students this noted, acquire dialogic the students tofocus either failed on (to purpose persuade to others' acts agency through collectively responding thereader acceptthewriter's to position)or audience (the in and voices, terms their of to "gopublic, willingness This was writing particular people you need to convince). toengage a dialogue listens, in that and speaks, expects that was coming from nowhere no and (from felt conviction) a response which to are to they prepared respond" (p. out goingnowhere (reaching to no readers), 150) (p. 205). The students thenparticipated chatroomdialogic in Fostering Dialogic Interaction related theissueofsingle-sex to classrooms. argument in Online Contexts The teachers modeled usesofargumentative the strateAn important factor creating in review of onlineargumentativegiesandhadstudents transcriptstheexchangcontexts thedegree which is room useofthese for to students For their es inthechat perceive strategies. a later onlineinteractions shaping as actualchangein status chatsessionon theissueofthenature thepunishof thatstudents as to shouldbe givenfor wearing for not quo practices, opposed simply arguing thesake ments ofarguing. oneofthecoauthor's In the focused their attention uniform, teacher studies, school theschool high students in alternative on on adopting and comparticipated an online role-play perspectives making activity a socialnetworking for extended site an to of period time promises movestudents awayfrom adopting rigid, Given their concern preconfigured This study to Stevens, (R. Beach& Doerr2009). positions. points teachers' aboutwhat to alternative and they perceived be theschool'sarbitrary rolein modeling perspectives theneed on to others' in voices students' written chats. websites, wanted propose toincorporate policies blocking they to of students' onlinecollabchanges those policies. Analysis 24 secondary The students com- orative written chatdebatesfoundthatthestudents adopted roles representing theirschool administra- learned use thecollaborative to chatsto formulate arpetingstanceson whether torsshould change these policies and formulated guments, thequality thearguments of varied although
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& work conducted within ethnoan (Laurinen Marttunen, 2007).In their practices, considerably especially chatdebatein 12pairs,students assumedtherolesof graphic tradition assumesliteracy, that social space, as this for andidentity socialpractices. and to Although issuehas arguments protagonist antagonist formulate the of that consider notion identity theuse of many and against eachother's components, positions, fostering in an who is making argument, The and refutation counterarguments. use ofcollab- is essential defining for in of orative actswere speech analyzed terms theuse of to whom, whatpurposes,and on whatoccasion. concerns over orrequests clarifications, for answers ques- Leanderand McKim (2003)considered to questions in occurs offline interactionwell as collaborative identity which tions responses issues, or to play, maintaining is or others' discussion, extending summarizing thoughts, as onlinespaces.The difference thatonlinespace ofanonymity, some noncollaborativeprovides whereas andgiving offering feedback, varying degrees positive toparticipants. researchers How conceive of in others' protection of speechactswere analyzed terms ignoring in their therole identity online of unconnectideastofocus one'sownideasormaking on shapes argumentation of claimsregarding issuesofaufrom the warranting empirical students benefited ed comments. Although in and that to thenticity thesocialrelations develop online collaboration, oneofthe12pairswasperceived only aboutthe havebeenskeptical contexts. Somescholars whereas be employing many sophisticated arguments, use ofidentity inInternet (Harrington ofopinions lim- authenticity that involved ofthedebates play expression havestated that there whereas others & Bielby, of 1995), ited quality arguments. the identities between onlineand offline in socialpractice onlinearguments is a consistency One essential In online of case,those us whostudy in rhe- (Correll, 1995). any ethos a virtual, a believable involves constructing must that connective ethnograsuchas SecondLife(Jamaludin, torical Chee, argumentation realize context, of & stage or & Ho, 2009), QuestAtlantis, SimCity, Our phy(Leander McKim,2003)is in a nascent Whyville, described persuasive development. as orwhat Courts, Bogost(2007) of suchas World Warcraft, EverQuest, Lineage games, involve orCivilization which III, II, formulating argu- Use of Visual Rhetoric as an Argumentative au- Social Practice inhabitants virtual for virtual ments issues on facing of constructionethos We of diences. Analysis twostudents' soto visualrhetoric be an argumentative perceive in onlinediscussions found thathowthesestudents cial practice uses ofdigital mediated multimodal by in factor peers' was were per- video,image,and musiccultural by perceived peers a major tools,for example, These theuse ofhip-hop rapto frame ethos(Pickering, of 2009). ceptions thestudents' or political arguments relates the that to of resonances perceptions ethosin onlinecontexts havebothlocalandglobal (Pennycook, socialpresence toestablish Anderson, 2010). (Rourke, these usesofimhave Researchers alsoexamined ability & 1999; Swan,2002)ortelepresence agesorvideosas visual, Garrison, Archer, with multimodal rhetoric, the audience images videosacting argumentative practo engage & Skalski, as social 2010)designed and (Bracken identification. tices (Handa, 2004;Hill & Helmers, 2004;Wysocki, with Johnson-Eilola, & Sire, can interact The degree whichaudiences to alsoseetheviz.webSeife, 2004; into online material be transported or "be"in a vir- site[], is maintained the or which by socialpresence telepresence DigitalWriting Research or tualworld enhance can of Lab attheUniversity and in ways can that be used for the that purposes. Texas).This research argumentative challenged assumption aboutYouTube images nonverbal Forexample, comments are of used as entities incapable being participants' and Wallin (2009) for whatJackson that postings represent supportpurposes, is,toprovide argumentative rhetoric as defined a back-and-forth Blair(2004)noted that for involving public, ivereasons a claim. although interactions between these that dialectic in do ads acts postings frame many aresimply ofpersuasion, that they a as rather thansimply prod- not for a reasons purchasingcertain argumentationa process product proffer any of comment uct.The researchers' documendo post- and therefore notconstitute analysis 35,000 arguments, a videoportraying the are to policetasing taries designed formulate ingsabouta YouTube arguments through a that66%of framing reasons societal student in waysthat of for college protestingspeechfound problems a involved a claimwith sup- havestrong thepostings resonance audiences, with emotional formulating recoghalfofthepostings wereresponding nizing visual can that rhetoric alsobe one-dimensional, reason, porting and to other and of one-sided, previous arguments, 40% ofthepostings vague, ambiguous, incapable matcha with constructive of and others, ingthecomplexity abstraction language. represented disagreements and to also reflection what of of Jackson Wallinperceived be Analysis theuse ofvisualrhetoric involves in or of issuesoftransfer terms recontextualizing,reonline, productive, public arguments. and redesigning, uses of printliteracies raise Studiesofonlineargumentation significant mediating & and literacies uses research the social through ofdigital visual issuesfor (Bezemer regarding waysin which In creating videosand storytelling interactions foster substantive Kress, 2008). digital argumentative literacy

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learn assessthepotential context to to address students mediated students' uses oflanguage, disissues, by oftheir uses ofimages, socialgenres, visualrhetoric, shaped and rhetorical mu- courses, uses sounds, uptake in to basedontheir aboutaudi- by thestudents' sic,andediting assumptions engagement issues ofconcern for as and culture ofthe themand writing actualaudiences, opposedto ences'semiotic popular knowledge on issuesfor or audiand of sounds, music, editing writing assigned assigned teacher meanings theseimages, ences. Researchers then can students' to & 2009;Dubisar Palmeri, identify (Bruce, 2010). ability socialpractices associated with the In proposing needto integrate the traditional particular print employ of literacies parallel andnewdigital visual and as perspective-taking, audigaining pedago- developmentethos, different discourses Leander from double-voicing (2009) gy, proposed shifting a traditional enceidentification, usesofvisualrhetoric, so forth and focus the"products composition" con- and stances, on of to (Prior essayist to rhetorical demands sider "how certain meta-level anddimensions etal.,2007)relative theparticular processes in local ofcomposition powerful have acrossmedia" operating particular, events. purchase mostimportant, thesepractices In analyzing college his students' ofdigiuse Perhaps capture (p. 160). ownconstructions theevent opposed of as talvideo convey to their ideasorclaims the students' big through to to of useoflanguage video, and Leander students had define to students' ability conform thedictates an asevent an experimental in Studies within connections between use ofcertain the camera design. angles signed havesuggested to transfer stuin orvisual transitions iMovieediting features the thisperspective and ways dents'uses of social practices oral discussions in or useoftransitionsstrategiestheir or in as writing rhetorito construction rhetorical of for examevents, In cal moves. making videodocumentaries aboutthe reading of in Harlem, effects gentrification of students were con- ple,howthestudents' acquisition perspective-taking to in their audiences' and related alternative arguments a discussion may sistently considering knowledge transfer perspective-takingformulating to in written beliefs abouttheissueofgentrificationconducting in on then certain and their arguments. Focusing thisconstruction process interviews, a selecting images, editing teachers strategies creating with for envideos (Kinloch,2010).Othertheorists have drawn provides equally rhetorical in events their classrooms. own on theconcept kairos referring tensions of as to and gaging This focus thelocalevent theunit analysis on as of between writer context the and document struggles in can also be a limitation terms issuesofrelationof thatchallenge selection -relevant, the of appropriate the the given lack multimodal material specific for rhetorical contexts shipsbetween local and theglobal, offocuson "various and multiple alliances, hybrids, & Michel, Ridolfo, (Sheridan, 2009). and agencies thatsimultaneously occupyacts The increased ofvisualrhetoric students' agents in use ofreading writing. and is Agency indeedaliveandwell multimodal raisestheissueof argumentative writing and but their multimodal when is often it the inreading writing itis nota soloperformance" assessing writing & 2002, 347).The further (Brandt Clinton, p. challenge in casethat criteria employed evaluating argumentative on local is students, is largely based. Forexample, collab- infocusing theauthentic event that in print writing in as reflected hip-hop, double-voicing are globalized multimodal online texts, oratively constructing judging and discourses that"havegoneoutwellbeyond theeffective constructionethos of assumes interms texts less boundaries might have that once generofparticular individual oflanguage, more uses in thecommunity and atedand contained them"(Moss, 2011, 373).All of p. terms shared ofdesign, of use andimageseleclayout, thissuggests needtoshift focus debate the the of about tion(Warnick, are 2007).Issuesofassessment further ofpractices spacesrelated thelocal and to that construction ethos ownership the of complicated thefact by to howa range different of global examine arguinvisual rhetoric involves often col- versus multiple producers mentative socialpractices employed negotiating are in ethos(Fleckenstein, 2007). laboratively constructing and to drawon quo of instructors' of disputes challenges thestatus that use Analysis first-year composition both localandtheglobal(Moss,2011), example, the for criteria assessa visual to rhetoric found that assignment is immigrationbotha localand instructors difficulty had criteria coher- howtheissueofillegal of employing a global issue. to enceorclarity assesstheusesofvisualcomponents, the to more holistic assessleading instructorsemploy ments basedonaesthetic and aspects subjective impact Conclusion and Implications (Ferstle, 2007).

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thatargumentative and writing argumentative that to assumption reading writing has thepotential have lead inevitably reasonableness thoughtful to and con- actualuptake changing audience's in an beliefs acor sideration a topic. another of At we little tions(Berland Reiser, & research could level, know 2009).Further very about howreasonableness thoughtfulness and in the of with develop examine influence writing contexts poinclassroom contexts over and so actualuptake versus actualuptake differno on time, wehavetolook tential in toresearch other fields that encesin students' motivation writing and We (Prior, 2005)ortostudies quality. havelimited for K-12 and college also believe that more research needsto focuson how ecological validity classrooms evidence reading writ- acquiring for that and contributes thedevelto writing argument practices have effects areoften opment students' and community the that of civic ingargumentative writing engagement in most obvious ourreview that is al- (Flower, students more are to assumed. 2008)and whether Perhaps likely are there research and writing practices though programs emphasizing argu- acquireargumentative reading in of the mentative and placedin contexts which use ofargument reasoning themodeling argumentativewhen for status & 2005; 2002), has thepotential changing (Kuhn, problematic quo, ReznitskayaAnderson, reasoning the that students with a do these instructional experiences provide programs notaddress teach- socialworld in lives. in their methods promoting senseofthevalueofargument shaping er'suse ofspecific instructional and there of thedevelopment students' Moreover, is a needtoanalyze understand reading argumentative contribute to life teacher that of over and andwriting time thefeatures classroom influences, is,howteachers network that of of students' that appropriation ar- the development a social/audience impedeorfacilitate of the or and supports thwarts appropriation an argument knowledge strategies. gumentative inof re- schema within socialcontexts theclassroom the we the In ourreview, havesuggested need for examine instrucWe that and a struction. also needstudies a searchthatintegrates cognitive perspective in not discourse the and to socialperspective study teaching learning tional patterns only student-sponsored instructional in but and writing educational discussions alsointeacher-sponsored ofargumentative reading in in the conversations English artsclassrooms a wouldcombine contexts. Sucha research language agenda in is the withthe range schoolcontexts which focus inteachof and reasoning ofcognitive processes study for schemata stratagems and are of argument by study howsuchprocesses supported class- ingandlearning in and enactinstruction a argumentative as roomteachers they 2010, 2011). (Hillocks, writing plan adin In ourreview, also noteda lackofresearch we as contexts represented the rangeofinstructional readbetween et al., dressing number issuesoftransfer a of research collaborative Jadallah reasoning (e.g., of as in and A element doingso wouldinclude 2011). key analy- ing,writing, oralproduction wellas transfer different ordisciplines fields across that the sisoftheuse ofdiscourse occurs practices during lesson literacy how for in are that students mak- research examines, example, usesofarguinto as a window theways which about in to of and tasks. ment discussion an issuetransferswriting reading writing ingsenseofargumentative in et As and issue(e.g., woulddrawon theoretical em- that Suchan approach Reznitskaya al.,2007). wenoted to of related thestudy argumenand aboutdiscourse review, arguments processing text this pirical knowledge to and differ according adoption reading writing developed cognitive by psychologists, tative comprehension versus social a task or and as andthestudies literacy socialpractice events ofa cognitive position discourse of in or discourse. Students researchers interested how practice educational formulating position by developed of in class is arguments a literature basedon a discourse language usedintheclassroom. willbuildtheir claimson difthat occurwithin feminist Whatis also neededarestudies literary analysis thanwillstudents or socialcon- ferent of thecomplexities schooland nonschool presuppositions warrants of based on a discourse their and formulating arguments authentic texts uses ofactual, purposes involving or We found little no includ- newcriticism/formalist uses students' ofargument, audiences analysis. shaping in of awareness howdifferences on of and interpreta- research students' ingthevagaries teachers' students' differacross or and reasoning. discourses, presuppositions ofdiscussion, tions operating reading, writing, or in entfields disciplines, or to are Forexample, students more shapetheir arguments, how likely be engaged arstudents' serve recontextualize to ifthey addressing status thosediscourses are quo arguments generating certain related adopting to as socialpractices know guments their livesand ifthey affect issuesthatdirectly of or in audi- personas roles, or sucharguments result their that stances, beliefs, perceptions aumay making in encesaddressing 2009). quo (R. Beach dience(vanLeeuwen, problems thestatus Thereis also a need to developmorefine-tuned & Doerr-Stevens, 2009). the of of and teachersof- means assessing quality argumentative As previously noted,students reading in the of use tensions between tenexperience particularly terms assessing use evaluating ofar- and writing, in identified thisreview. an to fulfill assignment ofsocialpractices Although writing simply gumentative havebeen developed in assessment and criteria rubrics withno actual audienceuptakeversusengaging

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for of tend one over reasons, perspective to favor function theothers, analysis theuse ofclaims,supporting and counterarguments, attention less has effective inmost socialandcultural contexts warrants, argument beendevoted analysis practices to of related develop- andacademic to domains in requires expertise allthree. ment ethos, of audience doubleThe successful reader writer be a person or will who identification, gaining different discourses stances, and usesofvisual can argue or new voicing effectively current perhaps rheusing and et rhetoric, so forth and to his (Prior al, 2007).Forexample, torical styles structures make orherownideonekey factor effective in is contributions tosignificant conversations within argumentative writing the ational use ofwhat Graffand Birkenstein as and acrossdomains,and whocan readthoughtfully (2006)described readers to whatand and write as with in will metacommentary informing authority waysthatothers find howwriters framing argument, are an disso- interesting convincing. and Becausethere so many are including ciation from certain familiar or that positions stances the arguments are important oursocial,cultural, to fact a student notadopting that is certain that academic, professional positions and and worlds, reading writcouldbe attributed their to (vanRees,2009). ingarguments in turn, matter developing position a of an are, Moreresearch neededthat is examines degree the to understanding what appropriate, when, of is and why, which use ofmetacommentary the the enhances effec- to and for to to whom, makea contribution thoseartiveness uptake argumentative and of writing. in effective compelling and We guments ways. believe We havealsoposited needfor the examining argu- that educational contexts dedicated, informed and wellment an ongoing as over time incorporates that process are to students' practitioners keys furthering opportunicollaborative discussion writing. and Further research tiesto suchknowledge argumentative of readacquire also needsto buildon thecollaborative rereasoning and writing. research an important to has role Yet, ing search(e.g., et how Reznitskaya al.,2009)to examine and playin enhancing sometimes changing teaching students' oral of dialogic adoption alternative perspec- andlearning; requires imaginative thoughtthis an and tives discourses online, and in interac- ful computer-based of and blending thecognitive socialperspectives. tions transfers students' to For argumentative writing. researchers the analyzing use ofonlineargumentative Notes one has or discussions, challenge to do withanalysis Felton and Kuhn (2001)implied distinction a between Although evaluation what a highly of is interactive process. versus argumentive aboutargument) (i.e., argumentative dis(i.e., Basedonassessments asynchronous of we discussions, putatious, contentious), haveoptedto use themorecommon Gant(2007)noted limitations theuse ofanalytic term the of argumentative. out and holistic to scoring employed assesstheappropri- 2Toulmin(1958/2003)pointedthatthat he did not have "in mind an analytical model like which,amongscholarsof ateness content support positions. noted of or for She came to be called 'the Toulminmodel'" (p. Communication, that can whereas vii). analytic scoring be timeconsuming, data from 1976to 2007,Bizup (2009)argued Usingcitation holistic notcapture and thatcomposition scholars havetendedto consider scoring may specific and criticize strengths weaknesses. proposed hybrid She a assessment or model Toulmin's rather making of than use layout modelofargument on and that the levels structure, ofdisagree- thefullarcofhisscholarship argument reasoning. analyzes argument of was in and For such ment, interaction. example, an assessment Preparation thisreview supported partbytheInstitute ofEducation Sciences theU.S. Department Education of of (grant consider degree which the to students "discuss might the do However, contents notnecessarily R305A100786). represent with agreement/disagreement classmates' analytical thepositions thepolicies theInstitute Education or of of Sciences or reflections provide and of explanation logic;and/or theU.S. Department Education. wouldalso liketoacknowlof We to respond questions as posed in classmates' analytical edgeDavid Bloome'ssuggestions regarding argument a social His and and reference of reflections, whenappropriate, assigned practice. ideas clarified deepenedourunderstanding and research, readings, independent examples, person- thisconcept. al experience" 2007, (Gant, 1). 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