Use these cards orally, individually, or for small group work. You can also use them in a literacy center!
There are two separate sets of task cards in this resource. Each set includes twenty cards. The first set contains only the argumentative prompts and asks students to make a claim and write a paragraph in support.
The other set of task cards has the same prompts as the first set, but each card in this set presents an argumentative prompt accompanied by three questions or tasks which will generate critical thinking skills, discussion, and debate. Some of the topics require the students to acknowledge and distinguish a claim from alternate or opposing claims. Some questions require students to choose relevant and sufficient evidence to support a claim, some cards have them create a pros/cons list, and others require students to develop their own claims with reasons and evidence to support them.
Check out the sample to see an example of both sets of cards! We are sure these cards will be a hit for you in your classroom.