Teaching students to debate is not just for debate teachers!
Attention all 4th-8th grade ELA, social studies, and speech communication teachers! Debate for KIDS & TWEENS is a great way to improve your student's argumentation, organization, writing, research, interpersonal and group communication skills.
This file includes the following resources to simplify the complicated world of debate AND to make learning (and arguing) FUN:
Page 1 Table of contents
Page 2 Notes for the teacher
Page 3 Debate vocabulary
Pages 4-6 Student “rough” case outline
Pages 7-8 Final outline
Page 9 25 kid-friendly debate topics
Page 10 Debate format & modified format
Page 11 Grading rubric
Page 12 Debate format (Handout for students)
Page 13 Modified debate format (Handout for students)
Page 14 Debate etiquette
Page 15 Flow notes (during round)
Page 16 Tips for the new debater
Make these activities last as long as you'd like-- from a couple of days to a couple of weeks!
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