We are learning to persuade an audience. To practice, we participated in a mini class debate where we agreed or disagreed to different statements and provided our reasons. We moved from one side of the class to the other to show whether we agreed or disagreed to a statement.
Here are some of our examples:
Homework should be banned.
“I disagree because practice makes perfect” -Shyla
“I agree because homework is boring” – Hazim
“I agree because we do too much at home like chores” – Cruiz
McDonald’s is better than vegetables.
“I agree because chicken tastes so good and there’s already lettuce and tomatoes in burgers” – Aleyna
“I disagree because vegetables are more healthy. Vegetables make you healthy and McDonald’s makes your tummy big” – Shyla
“I agree because we can get a free toy with our food” – Balram
Children should own mobile phones.
“I agree because we can call our parents when there’s an accident” – Harman
“I disagree because we are too young for a phone” – Stefanee
“I’m not sure because it might be dangerous but it’s also good for emergencies” – Alara
“I agree because there’s cool games on phones” – Fteh
We should have 4 days of school and 3 days of weekends.
“I agree because we need to rest and I’m always tired” – Joel
“I disagree because we have to learn new things from school” – Lara
“I agree because we need time to play on our xbox” – Meron
I like going to school
“I disagree because school is boring, at home we can do something fun” – Hazim
“I agree because I get to learn new things and play with my friends” – Jesaiah
“I agree because school helps you learn and we can meet new people and make new friends” – Eman