Definitely debatable

WHAT: 5th graders enthusiastically make pro or con cases at the conclusion of their Argument and Advocacy reading unit of study

WHY: Strengthening non-fiction reading skills; mining texts and gathering reasons and evidence to support a claim; building skill at effectively defending a position; presenting to an authentic audience connects classwork to real world; raising awareness about debatable issues in our world; providing young learners with a purpose to advocate for changeĀ