U.S. Presidential Elections: Discussion and Writing Topics

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These discussion and writing resources extend students' learning about how U.S. presidents are elected and elections in general. This product includes: 16 discussion topics on task cards that can also be used for writing tasks, and the same 16 topics on individual lined pages for writing assignments. All the activities revolve around 24 essential vocabulary words that will help students understand how the American presidential election process works.

✓ Please note:

* A Google Drive™ version with the vocabulary, reading, and writing activities is available HERE.

* These 2 resources are included in the U.S. Election Activities product, which offers 6 additional resources for learning about the presidential and other elections; you can find out more HERE.

All the speaking and writing topics include images that illustrate the topics plus key words and phrases in the form of relevant vocabulary words to support students as they work. A separate lined page is included for students who need more space when writing their responses to the topics. An assessment rubric is also provided so you can easily evaluate your students' writing. Also included in this product is a page that offers 5 suggestions for using the Discussion resource and 5 suggestions for using the Writing resource. A list of the ELA Common Core standards that this product addresses is provided on a separate page for teachers who work in states that use the CCSS.

These discussion and writing topics are written in easy-to-understand language so English Language Learners as well as students reading below grade level can understand them, although some students may still need additional support from you or their classmates for some of the topics. The first three topics were specifically written so ELLs at lower levels of language proficiency can comprehend and respond to them.

Key words and phrases that are used in this resource are: ballot, candidate, caucus, convention, delegate, election, inauguration, platform, political party, president, primary, register, representative, senator, vote, and Washington, D.C.

Help your students develop their speaking and writing skills with these engaging election resources!

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What you get in this product:

★ A Notes to the Teacher section with explanatory information (1 page)

★ A list of the ELA Common Core standards addressed by this product (1 page)

★ A cover page with 5 suggestions for using the task cards and 5 suggestions for using the writing prompts (1 page)

★ 16 discussion topics on task cards, 4 topics per page, with images and key words and phrases included plus a cover page with 5 suggestions for using this resource (4 pages)

★ 16 topics (the same as those above) with images and key words and phrases included, on individual pages for use as writing tasks, a 1-page rubric you can use to assess students' work, and 1 lined page for students who need more space for their responses; 5 suggestions for using this resource are included on the cover page for the discussion topics (18 pages)

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27 pages
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for reflection and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

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