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Finding Common Ground: Using Logical, Audience-Specific Arguments
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Minilesson|
|Estimated Time||50 minutes|
Fredonia, New York
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.
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
Grades 9 – 12 | Strategy Guide
Most students struggle when adding detail to their body paragraphs. This guide serves as a means of instruction and provides models for the students to master development.