1. Students review the definition of a claim, counterclaim, and rebuttal.
2. Students review the counterclaim and rebuttal stems and example.
3. Students read each claim and generate a counterclaim and rebuttal for each, using the stems.
The second version of the activity can be used for students who may struggle.
1. Students read the claims and counterclaims for the first and second example and provide a rebuttal for each. Then, students read the remaining claims and provide both a counterclaim and rebuttal for each.