My hope is that all students (and teachers!) will find debates a great way to practice speaking their mind
. 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
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!
4th Grade Writing Curriculum
5th Grade Writing Curriculum
6th Grade Writing Curriculum
Please don’t hesitate to e-mail me at AppleSlices4th@gmail.com with any questions you may have!