Part II: April 30, 2014 Webinar PowerPoint

Recorded Webinar (skip 1st 3 min)

Argument Scoring Guide Document

Part I: October 22, 2013 Webinar

Recorded webinar link

Documents (Also see Summer Institute 2013 wiki page)
Cl-Ev-R Feedback Form
SWH Template
Comparing Practices Provides web links to access Common Core and Framework documents

Journal Articles
Reiser, B., Berland, L., & Kenyon, L. (2012 April/May). Engaging Students in the scientific practices of explanation and argumentation: Understanding A Framework for K-12 Science Education. The Science Teacher, 79(4), 34-39.

Mayes, R., Koballa, Jr., T. (2012 Dec). Exploring the science framework: Making connections in math with the Common Core State Standards. The Science Teacher, 79(9), 27-34.

Sampson, V., Enderle, P., & Grooms, J. (2013 Summer). Argumentation in science education: Helping students understand the nature of scientific argumentation so they can meet the new science standards. The Science Teacher, 80(5), 30-33.

Llewellyn, D. (2013 Summer). Making and defending scientific arguments: Strategies to prepare your students for the new wave of curricula reform. The Science Teacher, 80(5), 34-38.

Clary, R., Wandersee, J. (2013 Summer). Arguing history: Teaching historical scientific controversies to engage students in discourse and the nature of science. The Science Teacher, 80(5), 39-43.

Taylor, L. (2013 Summer). The language of argumentation: Using debate to spark interest and learning in science. The Science Teacher, 80(5), 44-49.

Lombardi, D., Sibley, B., & Carroll, K.(2013 Summer). What's the alternative? Using model-evidence link diagrams to weigh alternative models in argumentation. The Science Teacher, 80(5), 50-55.

Ehrlich, R., Cronin-Jones, L. (2013 Summer). Hook, line, and sinker: Using a global fisheries role-play activity to enhance students' scientific discourse and argumentation skills. The Science Teacher, 80(5), 57-61.

National Research Council (NRC). 2012. A framework for K-12 science education: Practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.

Hand, B., Norton-Meier, L., Stker, J., & Bintz, J. (2009). Negotiating science: The critical role of argumentation in student inquiry. Portsmuth, NH: Heinemann.

Sampson, V., and S. Schleigh. 2012. Scientific argumentation in biology: 30 classroom activities. Arlington, VA: NSTA Press.

Llewellyn, D. 2013. Teaching high school science through inquiry and argumentation, 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Archived NSTA Webinar "Questions, Claims, and Evidence: The Important Place of Argument in Science Writing" at

Archived NSTA Webinar "Preparing for Next Generation Science Standards: Engaging in Argument from Evidence" at