Whats in this bundle:
- Mini Debate to Practice ROAR: I always start my argumentative unit off with a mini-debate. This gives my students a chance to practice picking sides, giving valid reasons and coming up with a counterargument. It also gives them a chance to practice ROAR for our whole class debate (Respect, One speaker at a time, Avoiding extremes, Raising their hand). I also implement the use of a Talking Stick and Speaking Feather (and go over a brief history of this Native American tradition). If you choose to do this, you will need a designated talking stick and speaking feather. If not, you can just skip that part. There are four topics for students to argue. I have them do this by picking a side of the room. One side is for and the other is against. One side gets the feather and the other side gets the stick and they take turns sharing their reasons for picking the side they chose.
- Parts of a Powerful Argument: This is included in the same PPT presentation as the Mini-Debate and a note-taking guide is included. This outlines each part of an argument, then asks them to practice using each part. They do this by selling a random "bacon" item of their choice (list provided). Each part requires one sentence and there is a full example given in the PPT. Each sentence should be color coded. Students can share their argument with the class.
- Argumentative Writing PPT and Notetaking Guide: The Argumentative Writing PPT walks students through how to set up an introduction, body paragraph, counterclaim, rebuttal and conclusion. There is even a dance to remember the parts of an introduction and conclusion (dance moves are shown through GIFs). As you go through the PPT, students will take notes on the "Argumentative Essay" notetaking guide.
- Quoting Secondary Sources: This PPT and note-taking guide walks students through introducing sources in their writing.
For more writing practice, also see...
Elaboration Practice for both Informative and Argumentative
Thesis, Citation and Elaboration Practice