Reflection: Debate Hero or Not? Gathering More Information to Support an Argument - Section 3: Guided Discussion


Watching my students discuss whether there was enough information to prove Sugihara's heroism was amazing. I knew they would all agree that he was a hero and would find the evidence compelling, but I didn't realize how well spoken they could be. I got chills a few times as I listened to them giving their thoughts, taking turns and having a true discussion about a really significant topic. Proud moment for me.

  My students amaze me
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Hero or Not? Gathering More Information to Support an Argument

Unit 2: Tearing into Informational Text
Lesson 8 of 9

Objective: SWBAT find information within an article to prove that a historical figure is a hero.

Big Idea: Think you can believe everything you read? Make sure you read closely to get valid details before making a choice.

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English / Language Arts, Social Studies, nonfiction (analysis), Nonfiction (Reading), Nonfiction Literature, bias, close read, text structures, informational text, interactive notebook
  55 minutes
sugihara quote
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