Are Video Games Good For You?

In this lesson, students will read several articles focusing on the pros and cons of playing video games. After reading and marking the text, students will complete the "Debate A Side" activity.

By Mrs. Wooster
May 18, 2016
4th Grade English

Writing Prompt

Are video games good for you? Use three details and examples to support your opinion. Use visual displays and/or modern presentation tools to enhance and clarify your ideas.
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4th Grade English Language Arts Standards

This lesson teaches the following grade level appropriate state literacy standards. The cubes provide an abbreviation of the standard name and reference number. Click Add to My Lesson Plans to make a copy of the lesson. Making a copy will allow you to update any information including the literacy standards.

Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacherled) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly
Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally
Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points.
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