Students meet “Yabbut Rabbit” and learn how to flesh out the support for their arguments by developing counterargument. Using the technique they learn in this lesson, students add arguments to their idea webs.
The student will:
ASK students to prepare for class by getting out the idea webs they created in the “No Rambling Allowed” lesson.
DISTRIBUTE one “Yeah, but...” worksheet to each student.
READ through the worksheet examples with the class
TELL students to think up evidence to rebut the six arguments at the bottom of the worksheet and complete the “Yeah, but” sentences.
ASK random students to share their “yeah, but” answers with the class.
TELL students they will learn to use the “yeah, but” technique to add more arguments to their idea webs. This will make their overall arguments even stronger.
WORK THROUGH the Power Point presentation OR the Overhead Transparency to show students how to use evidence in favor of one argument to create evidence supporting the opposite argument.
ASSIGN students to add "yeah, but" arguments to their own idea webs about the band t-shirt issue. Suggest that they add at least three more items to each idea web.
CLOSE by asking students to share some of the "yeah, but" arguments they came up with.