This Group Debating Activity Handout is a student friendly handout that introduces students to debating. This handout provides topic ideas, steps for debate prep, and a graphic organizer for students to organize their debating. With this handout, students are also encouraged to consider the other side's arguments and to formulate a counterargument accordingly.
This handout follows the Claim Warrant Impact strategy of debating.
Claim = an assertion about the topic
Warrant = Reason & Evidence for the claim
Impact = Why it matters that the claim is true
Students will have a lot of fun debating each other and it will help them develop their oral language and argument development skill sets!