First Advisor

Upton, Gary


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

Master of Education


School of Education and Counseling

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access



Number of Pages

99 pages


In this research project, the author presents a 6 week curricular unit that will be implemented at Soroco Middle School as a component of the Grade 7 language arts curriculum. This unit is designed to provide educators with: (a) a clear, concise method to prepare a wide variety of students for high stakes testing; (b) a deliberate approach to teach diverse students how to think critically and argue constructively; and (c) a concrete, effective method to teach a wide range of students how to use multiple writing strategies to construct persuasive paragraphs.

Date of Award

Fall 2009

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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