Reflection: Debate A Transcendental Debate - Section 2: A Transcendental Debate


Past experience has taught me that one of the biggest challenges in using debate is getting students to actually listen to one another rather than spout of their own beliefs at random. I was really pleased that this class DID listen to one another. Even in the short video clip, you can hear evidence:

"Okay, so you say.... but I think...."

"Like she was saying...."

Only when students actually interact with each comment, either refuting or adding information, can a true debate occur, and we had it.

  Okay, So You Say...
  Debate: Okay, So You Say...
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A Transcendental Debate

Unit 4: Text Structure and Language Use in Informational Texts
Lesson 1 of 17

Objective: Students will be able to give and support claims in speech using text and world examples in a debate.

Big Idea: Take your stand! Using debate as a unit hook.

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