Reflection: Modeling Debates: Introduction to Unit - Section 2: Guided Practice


I am not sure exactly which site I was able to retrieve the Argument Card concept and examples from, as it was a couple of years ago, but I had not utilized them at that time. After introducing them to the students in this lesson, and seeing how the kids responded to the structure and process, I wish I hadn't waited to implement them. I found that using this card to introduce the debate concept to the students provided clarity and allowed for necessary and appropriate modeling of thinking and speaking for the students, transitioning into supporting them as they began to take those first steps themselves. 

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Debates: Introduction to Unit

Unit 6: Debates
Lesson 1 of 3

Objective: Students will learn about the basics of debate in order to begin the process of preparing to participate in one.

Big Idea: So, I Just Argue My Side?

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English / Language Arts, position, argument, Practice, debate, goldilocks
  50 minutes
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