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Jonathan Dorn teaches secondary English and serves as his schoolís Speech and Debate Coach. In addition to tutoring at-risk students through the Rising Eagles after-school program, Dorn also works as a writing instructor for a local tutoring company. He has led professional development workshops for his school and served as a presenter for his districtís Summer Academy. Dorn studied English at Erskine College and received his Masterís in Education from Converse College. He is a member of NCTE.
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Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students learn how to play "devilís advocate" by evaluating sports reforms, reading an engaging non-fiction article, and participating in a town hall meeting in which they represent the interests of various stakeholders to generate debate and develop critical thinking skills.