Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to take a side and defend it; Make oral arguments using evidence from the text; Assess oral arguments on the basis of evidence
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.2
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...
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