Debating for Your Classroom

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The debate is a staple in the English classroom, as it's a great way to build speaking and listening skills. This resource will help you teach your students how to debate like pros.

The file includes:

  • Detailed handouts for your students that explain debating definitions, procedures and ideas for planning.

  • Graphic organizers to help students as they plan and research their debates.

  • Two pre-debating activities you can use to allow your students to practice their debating skills.

  • A list of debate topics that have been successful in my classroom. Students should pick their own topics, but sometimes they need a nudge!

  • A rubric for you to use to assess your students.

  • A peer assessment checklist to give your students to keep them attentive and learning throughout the debates.

  • A slide show that you can use to guide your discussions with your class.

If you would like to give your students practice in creating strong arguments and counter arguments, check out my other product: Debating Skills. And, if you want your students to focus on creating thorough and engaging arguments, try using Debate Preparation Stations. or The Socratic Debate

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Total Pages
30 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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