Smith, Michael W., Jeffrey D. Wilhelm, and James E. Fredricksen. Oh, Yeah! Putting Argument to Work Both in School and Out . Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
The SOAPSTone strategy may appear to be somewhat formulaic and rigid, but it helps students, especially novice writers, clarify and organize their thoughts prior to writing. It provides a specific structure for the text; by the time students have finished answering the SOAPSTone questions, they will have an outline of what they think, where they are going with their ideas, and why they are writing.
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