Kind of Activity:
Take a side and defend it; Make oral arguments using evidence from the text; Assess oral arguments on the basis of evidence
Divide the class into three groups for approximately 10 minutes. One group will present the argument that Simon’s death was an accident. Another group will present the opposing argument that it was murder. Both groups should cite at least three specific examples from the text. The third group will be the judges, and they should propose what they believe the other two groups will say in their arguments.
Then, a spokesperson for each of the two groups gives a two-minute...
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