Winter Spring Debate Templates Writing Project Prompt

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3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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Help your students master the skill of persuasive writing as they participate in a Groundhog Day-themed debate arguing over what should happen: more winter or an early spring!

This product includes both printable and digital versions with a link for Google Slide version and digital directions.

This introduction to debates writing project includes everything you need to introduce, review, and enjoy holding debates in your classroom: anchor charts, graphic organizers, task directions, rubric, and much more!

Anchor charts are also included in a PowerPoint presentation so that you can use them to guide your instruction.

Perfect for Groundhog Day OR anytime!

Please see the preview for a closer look at all this product has to offer!

CONTENTS:

✓Digital Directions for Google Classroom

Teaching Anchor Charts:

  • What is a Debate?
  • Why Participate in a Debate?
  • What is Persuasive Writing?
  • Persuasive Writing Key Words
  • What is a Pro?
  • What is a Con?
  • How are Debates Organized and Written
  • What are the Steps to a Debate
  • How to Prepare for a Debate

✓Student Task Directions (with and without groundhog theme)

✓Pick a Side Cards

✓Debate Writing Checklist

✓Pro/Con T-chart (winter and spring)

✓Brainstorming Pages

✓2 Different Debate Graphic Organizers

✓Prompt Page (first draft)

✓Editing and Revising Checklist

✓Final Draft Page

✓Persuasive Writing Rubric

✓Debate Project Rubric

✓Four Additional Debate Topics

✓Suggested Group Roles

✓Teacher Suggestions

Recent Feedback on this Resource:

"I love this product as it breaks down debates in a way that my 3rd graders can and will be able to understand the necessary components. And what a fun debate topic. Thanks so much!"

"My kids loved this activity, and I love that it was planned and mapped out for me. Thank you!"

"It is so hard to find engaging resources for my older students! This was PERFECT! My students are so competitive and they enjoyed this so much!"

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Total Pages
35 + powerpoint and Google Slides
Answer Key
Rubric only
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Standards

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Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose.
Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.
Link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., consequently, specifically).

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