This activity provides a tool to help students discuss and recognize both sides of an argument or issue.
(2) Ask students for one thought that supports the text, and display it to the class on the Graphic Organizer.
(3) Ask students for one thought that goes against the text, and display it to the class on the Graphic Organizer. Continues recording, alternating between thoughts that support or contest the piece of text.
(4) Have students make decision about the statement/question after discussing the ideas presented with a partner.
(5) Have students share their decision with the class and state their reasons for it. Students may write responses based on their own ideas as well as those gained from the group.
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