Introduction to Debate Grade 1   (#5010101)

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Course Standards

General Course Information and Notes

Version Description

Introduction to Debate First Grade 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 First Grade 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

o 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: 5010101
Course Path:
Abbreviated Title: INTRO TO DEBATE GR 1
Course Length: Multiple (M) - Course length can vary
Course Type: Elective Course
Course Level: 2
Course Status: Course Approved
Grade Level(s): 1

Student Resources

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

Original Student Tutorials

Searching for Similarities - Part 4: Synonyms and Shades of Meaning:

Explore the small differences in the meanings of synonyms in this interactive tutorial. Join Gemma as she compares, orders, and chooses synonyms based on their shades of meaning.

This is part 4 of a 4-part series. Click below to view parts 1, 2, and 3:

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

Fishing For Information:

Identify information found in the illustrations and the words in text with this ocean-themed, interactive tutorial.

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

The Conjunction Zone:

Use conjunctions to connect words and sentences together in this interactive tutorial. Help Builder Carl build new sentences using common conjunctions. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Topical Travels:

Identify paragraphs in a text, use key details to identify the topic of a paragraph, and identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text using the topics and details from each paragraph in this Florida-themed interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

The Places You'll Go!:

Sort and describe words based on categories and key attributes in this interactive tutorial. Visit a circus, zoo, and fire station as you learn to describe and group people, animals, and objects.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parent Resources

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