In this packet you will find 14 debate question cards. Print, laminate (if desired, but not needed), and cut them out. Spend a few minutes in the beginning of the session (or a whole session depending on how much your kids knows), discussing what it means to be “persuasive,” as well as the elements of debate. I always choose one as a model and go over it with my students. I let them choose a debate question (“Should summer vacation be eliminated?”), as well as a side (e.g., “yes” or “no”). Then, we formulate a claim together (Summer vacation should not be eliminated), and come up with 3 reasons to support that claim. Included in the packet are graphic organizers, as well as a transition word list. I encourage my students to use transition words between reasons.