English HL Climate Change Debate – Grade 9 Term 4

Activity Introduction

The learners will draw a topic about climate change and climate action to debate within opposing teams.

Grade: 9

Key Concepts & Skills: • Learn debating format and different roles • Learn text conventions • Speakers take turns • Explain view points and reach consensus • Use appropriate language, style and register • Work as a team and group discussions • Critical thinking • Planning, research and organization • Presentation: tone, voice projection, pronunciation, eye contact, gestures, rhetorical devices

Extra Notes: Print one copy of the first page of the Assessment for your own records and then exclude this page when printing the Assessment and Rubric for each of your learners.

Duration: 2 lessons

Curriculum links: Grade 9 English HL Term 4 Formal Assessment Task 1: Debate

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