Here’s some great debate practice! What better way to have students learn debate skills than with this fun, interactive, Let’s Chat, Cell Phone debate organizer? This debate Mini-Unit is designed to be a means to develop the foundation of a successful debate. This mini-lesson will help instill confidence in your students as they work their way to a more official debate platform. Debates are considered to be one of the most efficient teaching tools for kids as it increases the depth of knowledge and also helps to improve self-esteem as well as confidence. Practicing persuasive writing and speaking techniques in smaller steps or chunks is an effective teaching technique for success. Have fun!
10 Debate topics are
included. However, this debate outline can be used as an open-ended debate or for a literature activity as well.
*Please Note* This is only an organizer. Students will need resources or materials for research of the debate topic.
This BASIC Debate Set serves as an Introduction to Debate and Includes:
• Teacher Instructions and Copy Info
• 10 Debate Topics
• Debate Vocabulary
• Organizing an Argument
• Transitional Phrases for Debate
• Student Directions
• Cell Phone Craftivity | Debate Organizer
• 3 Pre-DEBATE Activities
This activity is part of the GATER Educator’s Debate Series. Check them out here:
Debate: The Road to Reason
Debate: GAME On!
Common Core Standards:
CCSS ELA-Literacy SL 4.3, 5.3, 5.4, 6.3
CCSS ELA-Literacy W 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2
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This Enrichment Workshop is perfect for a GATE pullout program, Monthly Gifted Curriculum, Parent-led enrichment, Grade-level rotation, Homeschool, After-school or Sub Plans