We know that even our youngest students have the ability to argue for what they want. They have been doing this for years before entering school. With support, we can teach students to form solid, organized arguments with supporting details.
Sound difficult for our primary students? With this graphic organizer, instructors can guide primary students through this process with a clear visual.
This product includes a blank graphic organizer to help model the thinking that goes in to forming an argument. The organizer has color coded bubbles to help students collect arguments for both sides (Pros and Cons). There is then a box at the end where students can record their point of view after looking at the points for both sides.
Instructors can make a large copy to complete together as ideas are gathered from students or copies can be made for students to complete on their own. As students get older they can use this graphic organizer to collect ideas from their reading.
Some example topics that even the youngest students can think about:
- Should we get a class pet?
- Should my parents give me an allowance?
- Should my parents allow me to watch TV?
- Should we go on a field trip to ___?
Like this product but want an elevated copy for the upper grades? Check out our Debate Planning Organizer for Grades 4-8!