This unit can be made into a short condensed unit, or it can be turned into an extended unit depending on expectations given by the teacher.
***Students will focus on public speaking during this section of English. Students will use this section to help improve their public speaking skills. By the end of this unit, students should come to the understanding that having specific talking points and being comfortable will guide them through public speeches as well as life in general... For sake of argument as well as entertainment, the public speaking prompts will revolve around debatable issues. At the end of the unit, students will have a formal assessment graded in accordance with the rubric (included).
Students should use practice debates to get familiar with the following: speaking, teammates, research skills, debate topics, etc etc. Students will be in the same groups for the entire unit. Select your team wisely. If students have trouble finding a group, the teacher will give guidance…
Items included are as follows:
2) Expectations with Timed Formatting
3) Rubric for Formal Debate
4) Formal Debate Expectations
5) Sample Lesson Plan to show how to infuse debate into daily activity
6) Various Debate Topics