This activity is designed for two or more students working on problem solving, debate, perspective taking, or speech.
Divide the group into two to four groups and assign each one a differing opinion (pro/con topic). Instruct your students to think about how others might feel about the situation if they do not agree with the topic statement, and put into words how that opinion might be voiced. Ask them to write the opposite opinion, then list three opinions which back up their argument. Why would they support or oppose the topic statement? Encourage them to write a persuasive argument that might bring someone over to their side of thinking.
Student will increase problem solving strategies by identifying causes of action, potential solutions, and differing opinions.
Student will increase perspective taking by identifying and describing others' points of view.
Student will use appropriate speech sounds in conversational speech to effectively communicate their message.
Student will use appropriate fluency strategies (e.g. cancelations, pull-outs, easy onsets) to effectively communicate their message.