Contrast Points of View

Compare two positions on the same topic and assess the positions for logical argument with a basic worksheet. Pupils fill in information about each position, note down which position is more logical, and compose a few sentences explaining their choice. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use this as a warm-up activity or preparation for a class discussion, debate, or argumentative essay
Classroom Considerations

  • The exercise can be done with any text or texts of your choice
Pros

  • Requires learners to justify their choice and explain their reasoning
Cons

  • Some individuals may need additional scaffolding, especially for the explanatory portion