Should Kids be Allowed to Participate on Reality TV Shows?

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Controversial issues, by definition, are issues in which both sides of the issue can be supported with strong arguments and evidence. In this skill-building lesson, class members learn how to evaluate evidence. Using the information provided in a reading passage and a fact sheet, individuals list the evidence for and against allowing children to participate in reality TV shows, weight the evidence, and then engage in an academic conversation in which they explain why they are for or against the proposition.

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Pros
  • Sentence frames are provided to help speakers state their position
  • Consider using the exercises in the series as weekly skill-building exercises
Cons
  • Consider pulling the whole class back together for a full-class discussion of the exercise