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Debate TopicsWorksheets. Argumentative writing?

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Debate or writing folder topics. Persuasive/opinion prompts that kids can actually relate to!

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from Buzzle

Debate Topics for Kids

Debate Topics for Kids. Some with links to articles

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from MRS. LONDON

Teacher Resources

Visual organizer: Building an argument

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engaging persuasive writing topics for kids

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Karl Marx - Theory.org.uk trading cards

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Great Controversial Topics for classroom debate and writing ~ Thought provoking free ideas.

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from Buzzle

Good Debate Topics That are Sure to Impress the Judges

Good Debate Topics for Middle School Students

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from Scholastic Teachers

Persuasive Writing 21st Century Style, Part 2 — Xtranormal Moviemaking

After my students were fired up from commenting on each other’s blog posts, I decided that they needed more practice seeing both sides of an argument. I decided to have them individually write scripts for both sides of self-selected controversial topics and to bring their scripts to life with digital animation.

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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.

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