Begin by gathering students together and showing them three items you have in a bag. These can be toys, shoes, shirts, or anything that you collect (it helps if it is something that the students will be interested in). Ask students which one they think is best. They will most likely have different opinions. Talk to them about the importance of not only saying which one they like the best, but why they like it the best.

Learning Objectives

The learner will choose a side to a given issue and defend his/her opinion.

The learner will write at least five complete sentences.

The learner will give at least three supports to his/her opinion.

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