Should Adoption Information Be Kept Private or Made Public?

This Should Adoption Information Be Kept Private or Made Public? lesson plan also includes:

Help learners develop the skills they need to fully participate in discussions. The whole class reads together an annotated, academic text, and evaluates the evidence presented on both sides of the adoption question. Individuals then take a stance on the question and explain to a partner why they believe the evidence for one side is more persuasive than the evidence presented for the other. The packet includes graphic organizers, links to additional information, and a grammar exercise.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • A great way to model for learners the skills needed for class discussions and debates
  • By including a fact sheet, class members can focus on the evaluating evidence and using evidence to support a stance
  • The included words and phrases section models how to verbalize an argument
  • This activity is the fourth in a series of 24 that could be used weekly as a skill-building activity
  • Consider ending with a whole-class discussion in which participants evaluate the process