Debates in the Classroom - great resource for setting up debates, including links for rules, rubrics, topics, lesson plans, and strategies.

Debates in the Classroom - great resource for setting up debates, including links for rules, rubrics, topics, lesson plans, and strategies.

This website gives some sample pages from the  book, 50 Debate Prompts for Kids. I liked this because the book first teaches the basic guidelines and reasoning for debates, then equips the teacher with potential topics and how to teach them. This would be useful in any grade classroom because you can adapt the ideas for the different levels, but the objectives for debates stay the same.

This website gives some sample pages from the book, 50 Debate Prompts for Kids. I liked this because the book first teaches the basic guidelines and reasoning for debates, then equips the teacher with potential topics and how to teach them. This would be useful in any grade classroom because you can adapt the ideas for the different levels, but the objectives for debates stay the same.

Public Speaking-- the web organizer seems better than bullet points... have to try at next conference

Public Speaking

Public Speaking-- the web organizer seems better than bullet points... have to try at next conference

Temas para hablar en la clase de ELE I wish that I could get back to the actual source of this figure.

Temas para hablar en la clase de ELE I wish that I could get back to the actual source of this figure.

The Logical #Fallacies Collection - 30 Ways To Lose An Argument (all with examples)  http://lifehacker.com/the-30-most-common-ways-you-can-lose-an-argument-1683823576

The 30 Most Common Ways You Can Lose an Argument

The Logical #Fallacies Collection - 30 Ways To Lose An Argument (all with examples) http://lifehacker.com/the-30-most-common-ways-you-can-lose-an-argument-1683823576

I would use these writing prompts to have students practice expository writing. I would write at the top of the sheet "Write to explain..." and let the students choose their writing prompt.

I would use these writing prompts to have students practice expository writing. I would write at the top of the sheet "Write to explain..." and let the students choose their writing prompt.

PERSUASIVE WRITING - EASY TO FOLLOW GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS! - TeachersPayTeachers.com

Persuasive (Opinion) Writing - Easy to follow graphic organizers

Teaching Speaking in a Language Classroom: Creating a Conversation Box for your ESL or EFL Classroom

Teaching Speaking in a Language Classroom: Creating a Conversation Box for your ESL or EFL Classroom

Teaching Speaking in a Language Classroom: Creating a Conversation Box for your ESL or EFL Classroom. This conversation box provides topics and prompts to get ESL students speaking and interacting more with peers.

Taught me a ton of science; thank you Bill Nye!  I'm just really sad about how he approaches topics such as evolution in debates.  I'm a Christian, so I disagree with much of what he may believe.  ...With how he seems to react to Creationism and the like, I would rather not meet him in person.

Taught me a ton of science; thank you Bill Nye! I'm just really sad about how he approaches topics such as evolution in debates. I'm a Christian, so I disagree with much of what he may believe. ...With how he seems to react to Creationism and the like, I would rather not meet him in person.

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