Introduction to Debate Grade 4   (#5010104)

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Course Standards

General Course Information and Notes

Version Description

Introduction to Debate Fourth 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 Fourth 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: 5010104
Course Path:
Abbreviated Title: INTRO TO DEBATE GR 4
Course Length: Multiple (M) - Course length can vary
Course Type: Elective Course
Course Level: 2
Course Status: Course Approved
Grade Level(s): 4

Educator Certifications

One of these educator certification options is required to teach this course.

Student Resources

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

Original Student Tutorials

Formal or Informal...You Decide:

Learn when you should use formal English, or speak more formally, and when it’s okay to use informal language as you complete this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Digging Deeper: Inferences:

Learn the difference between explicit and implicit information, make an inference based on the information you read, and refer to details from the text to explain your thinking. This interactive tutorial will also help you learn about the largest turtle on earth, the Leatherback sea turle.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Cause and Effect in the Deep, Blue Sea:

Help Noah learn how to identify examples of cause and effect in informational text in this ocean-themed, interactive tutorial. You will also learn how to match events and ideas in informational text that have a cause and effect relationship.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Uncovering the Main Idea:

Learn how to identify explicit evidence and understand implicit meaning in a text

Sometimes the main idea likes to hide out in the texts that you read. Lenny Lizard will give you some pointers on how to uncover the main idea and use key details to support your answers.

By the end of this tutorial, you will be able to find the directly and indirectly stated main idea of a text. You will also learn how to identify and explain how key details support the main idea.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Student Center Activity

Edcite: ELA Reading Grade 4-5:

Students can practice answering reading comprehension questions with a text about online learning. With an account, students can save their work and send it to their teacher when complete.

Type: Student Center Activity

Parent Resources

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