Friday the 13th Debate Lesson & Activity | Opinion Writing | Free ELA Test Prep

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Hey teachers!

My hope is that all students (and teachers!) will find debates a great way to practice speaking their mind and gain strength as opinion writers. By figuring out how to express opinions out loud, students will become better opinion and argument writers!

Writing time should always be fun and manageable. Nobody enjoys taking a writing test, but being able to write “on demand” is a skill that serves a viable purpose. I firmly believe that a writing curriculum and systematic on demand writing environment will vastly improve student’s writing skills and writing enjoyment – and debates are a huge part of that!

Included in the unit:

- Lesson plan with essential questions, standards met, and directions for teaching

- Student article about Friday the 13th

- Student response sheet for after reading the article

- Debate guidelines with ideas for running a debate.

Looking for writing units to get your students ready? Stop by my store to find writing curriculums for the entire year!

Please don’t hesitate to e-mail me at with any questions you may have!


Kelly Anne

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