Catcher in the Rye Review Speed Date Debates

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Let's Get Literature
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10th - 12th
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  1. Challenge students to review chapters or acts of a work of literature by engaging in speed date debates, where students pair up and argue for or against different claims (8 per act or chapter sections) from novels and plays. This bundle contains eight different speed date debates from novels and pla
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Challenge students to review chapters of Catcher in the Rye by engaging in speed date debates, where students pair up and argue for or against 24 different claims (8 per three sections of chapters) from the novel — with a new debate partner each time. Use this after each set of chapters (1-10, 11-18, and 19-26) for three separate days of fun!

This activity is great for authentic review after students have finished reading a section of Catcher in the Rye; students have to support or refute a claim using textual evidence, but they only have 45 seconds to make their point before their partner's turn to argue. After both sides have debated, a short free-for-all ensues before students move to another debate partner and claim. This activity gets loud, but it's one students love — and one that helps them remember key points from the text.

This product is included in my Literature Speed Date Debate Bundle


Your download includes

❑ detailed teacher instructions, including teacher script for conveying instructions to students

❑ three front-and-back worksheets (one for each section of chapters), each containing 8 prompts for 8 mini debates (24 claims total)

❑ sample answer key

❑ optional grading rubric

❑ visual diagrams for facilitating debates with tables or desks

❑ quick rules guide to project while students debate

❑ all items are .pdfs, which cannot be edited


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Total Pages
15 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
3 days
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