Arkansas ELP | Module 3

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Argumentation and Student Discourse

Module 3 presents a deep dive into high leverage standards that reflect the shifts discussed in Module 1. Participants will build a rich understanding of the interplay between ELP Standard 4 (argumentation) and ELP Standard 2 (student discourse). As a culmination of learning, each team of participants will develop plans for leading the shift to new standards in their home schools and districts.



Participants will be able to apply learning from modules 1 and 2 to deepen their understanding of argumentation (ELP Standard 4) and student discourse (ELP Standard 2). They will also be able to describe and explain the pedagogical shifts for English learner students and the organization, purpose, and use of the ELP Standards, and develop an initial plan for instructing colleagues in their home schools and districts in the shifts and the ELP Standards.

Module Materials

The documents developed for the Arkansas ELP project are designed for participants to readily download and adapt for professional learning purposes. All project documents are housed in Google Drive. They may be copied by selecting “Make a Copy” under the File menu; this will add the copy to your Google Drive. If you prefer to work in other formats, select “Download as” under the File menu.



Our base agenda for workshop sessions.

Facilitation Guide

A facilitator’s guide to explain the step by step process for leading workshops in your home school or school district.


Articles and readings connected to our project work.


These documents are activity scaffolds detailed in our base agenda and facilitator’s guide.