Use this activity to introduce students to written and verbal debates. This engaging activity can be based on a text they have read or a topic they are given. Through structured debate, students learn the value of making clear arguments and supporting positions with strong evidence and details.

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We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.

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