I love using debates to create stronger writers.
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! (The amazing Lucy taught me all about it... she's seriously the writing God.)
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 strong 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!
In this lesson, you will find a lesson plan for you, materials to
support your students and an article for your students to read. And it's FREE!