Challenge students to review each of the three sections of Fahrenheit 451
by engaging in speed date debates, where students pair up and argue for or against 24 different claims (8 per section) from the novel — with a new debate partner each time. Use this after each section of the novel for three separate days of fun!
This activity is great for authentic review after students have finished reading a section of Fahrenheit 451
; students have to support or refute a claim using textual evidence, but they only have 45 seconds to make their point before their partner's turn to argue. After both sides have debated, a short free-for-all ensues before students move to another debate partner and claim. This activity gets loud, but it's one students love — and one that helps them remember key points from the text.
This product is included in my Fahrenheit 451 Bundle and in my Literature Speed Date Debate Bundle.
Your download includes
❑ detailed teacher instructions, including teacher script for conveying instructions to students
❑ three front-and-back worksheets (one for each section of the novel), each containing 8 prompts for 8 mini debates (24 claims total)
❑ sample answer key
❑ optional grading rubric
❑ visual diagrams for facilitating debates with tables or desks
❑ quick rules guide to project while students debate
❑ all items are .pdfs, which cannot be edited
You may be interested in these other Fahrenheit products:
• Fahrenheit 451 Digital Interactive Notebook Study Guide
• Fahrenheit 451 Final Projects
• Fahrenheit 451 Questions, Journal and Anticipatory Activity
• Fahrenheit 451 Review Game Escape Room
• Fahrenheit 451 Task Cards
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