7th Grade Think Aloud

To Support the Process of Inquiry

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Chalk Talk

Resolution: The obsession of youth is a detriment to our society.


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Think Aloud

Reading for


  • Meaning and knowledge (using metacognitive reading strategies)
  • Perspectives (determining author's purpose and message)

Articles

The Process of Developing a Public Forum Debate Case

  • Brainstorming affirmative and negative reasons to support and negate the resolution
  • Researching through inquiry both sides of the issue
  • Narrowing the reasons for and against the resolution
  • Selecting values that match the reasons in support of and against the resolution
  • Writing three claims and warrants to support from research
  • Determining the impacts of each warrant
  • Creating and introduction that has an attention grabber and defines necessary words in the case
  • Crafting a conclusion that brings the case to a close and leaves the listener thinking


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Resolution: Affirmative or Negative

Divide into two groups. Decide which group will write the affirmative and which will write the negative cases.

Claims, Warrants and Impact

Supporting your case requires three claims for the affirmative and two claims for the negative. Each claim is supported by evidence called a warrant. The impact is the result of the claim.


Affirmative

Contention #1

  • Claim
  • Warrant
  • Impact

Contention #2

  • Claim
  • Warrant
  • Impact

Contention #3

  • Claim
  • Warrant
  • Impact



Negative

Contention #1

  • Claim
  • Warrant
  • Impact

Contention #2

  • Claim
  • Warrant
  • Impact

Introduction

  • The introduction should begin with an attention grabber such as a quote and continue with an extension statement and the resolution statement ("Resolved...").
  • Next the case should include 2-4 essential vocabulary words defined and aligned to the side of the case.
  • Finally, the introduction should include a values statement which will serve to judge the case.

Conclusion

  • The conclusion should serve as a bookend of the debate case and leave the judge and opponent swayed towards the side being debated.

Presentation Structure

  • Divide into two groups

    • Your team is responsible for writing a con case

  • Explain the case components: claim, warrant, impact

  • Give them some modified briefs (cards or evidence)

    • Revealing the author’s craft through the think-aloud

  • Develop case and then do an example debate (30 minutes)

  • Two teams completing with three judges

  • Students that are judging are graded on the ballots they write because they must defend their decisions