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Developing Students' Critical Thinking Skills Through Whole-Class Dialogue

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Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time One 60-minute session (small class) or three 30-minute sessions (large class)
Lesson Author

Kate Chiliberti

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


International Literacy Association



Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

For Argumentís Sake: Playing "Devilís Advocate" with Nonfiction Texts

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.


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