Introduction to Debate Kindergarten   (#5010100)

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Course Standards

General Course Information and Notes

Version Description

Introduction to Debate Kindergarten is to be a course to develop students' beginning awareness, understanding, and application of language arts as it applies to oral communication concepts and strategies in a variety of given settings. A majority of Kindergarten English Language Arts standards have been included.

General Notes

The content should include, but not be limited to, the following:

• learning and practicing a variety of speech formats

• learning and demonstrating appropriate formal and informal public speaking techniques for audience, purpose, and occasion

c eye contact and body movements

o voice register and choices of language

o use of standard English

• using research and writing skills to support selected topics and points of view

o across a range of disciplines

o using a range of sources, including digital

• collaboration amongst peers, especially during the drafting and practicing stages

General Information

Course Number: 5010100
Course Path:
Abbreviated Title: INTRO TO DEBATE GR K
Course Length: Multiple (M) - Course length can vary
Course Type: Elective Course
Course Level: 2
Course Status: Course Approved
Grade Level(s): K

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this course.

Original Student Tutorials

Parts with Purpose: Examining the Parts of a Book:

Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book and examine each part's features in this interactive tutorial. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

What's the Topic? Part 1: Titles and Headings:

Use titles and headings to predict and confirm the topics of texts in this interactive tutorial. Join Jose' as he reviews the parts of a book and explores the text features of informational text in his search for new books on a variety of topics.

This is part 1 of a 2-part series. Click HERE to open What's the Topic? Part 2: Illustrations and Photographs.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Observing Opposites - Part 3: Antonyms and Context Clues:

Determine the meaning of unknown words using context clues in this interactive tutorial. Join Jake as he uses antonyms as clues to figure out what words mean in the observations of his family.

This is part 3 of a 3-part series. Click below to view parts 1 and 2:

Observing Opposites - Part 2: Verbs and Antonyms

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Observing Opposites - Part 2: Verbs and Antonyms:

Identify verbs and antonyms in this interactive tutorial. Join Jake as he observes opposites and records his observations using action words with opposite meanings.

This is part 2 of a 3-part series. Click below to view parts 1 and 3:

Observing Opposites - Part 3: Antonyms and Context Clues

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Observing Opposites - Part 1: Adjectives and Antonyms:

Identify adjectives and antonyms in this interactive tutorial. Join Jake as he observes opposites and records his observations using describing words that have opposite meanings.

This is part 1 of a 3-part series. Click below to view parts 2 and 3:

Observing Opposites - Part 3: Antonyms and Context Clues

Type: Original Student Tutorial

The Best Pet:

Identify the reasons an author gives to support his or her opinion in a text in this interactive tutorial. Then read along as Olivia and Oliver write their opinions and reasons to help their parents choose the best pet for their family.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

The Magical Library :

Help a wizard name the author and illustrator of a storybook or informational book with this interactive tutorial. You’ll also learn the jobs of the author and illustrator in telling the story and presenting ideas or information in a text.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Seashore of Details:

Identify key details as you answer questions about informational text in this interactive tutorial. Join Sam as he explores the seashore and answers who, what, where, and when questions about sea stars, sea urchins, hermit crabs, horseshoe crabs, and other sea-related topics.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Buzzing Details:

Answer questions about key details in nonfiction text with this interactive tutorial. Help Bobby the beekeeper answer who, what, and where questions while reading about buzzing bees.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

The Preposition Factory:

Learn how to identify special words called prepositions that help you describe where a person or object is located. By the end of this interactive tutorial, you should also be able to use these special words to complete simple sentences.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parent Resources

Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this course.