Essay Kit: Lower Level
Use this organizer to help your students write a three-paragraph opinion essay on a debate topic.
English Version (PDF) / (Google Slides)
Spanish Version (PDF) / (Google Slides)
Debates En Español
Storyworks Bilingual: Debates in English and Spanish
Our engaging and thought-provoking debates are ideal for building a variety of important ELA skills, including speaking and listening, identifying main idea and supporting details, citing text evidence, and opinion-writing. Available in both English and Spanish, this collection of debates will serve as excellent linguistic support and scaffolding for the Spanish-speaking students in your classroom.
In this collection you'll find:
Ten Debates: Storyworks debates in Spanish and English
A Teaching Guide: Teaching Tips and Standards (TEKS and Common Core)
Writing Support: An opinion-writing organizer and toolkit in Spanish and English
Image Credits: How Can You Help When Someone Is Being Bullied?: C.B. CANGA; Should Plastic Straws Be Banned?: FERNANDO TRABANCO FOTOGRAFÍA/GETTY IMAGES (BIRD); Would You Take a Trip to Space?: CAROLYN RIDSDALE (Astronaut and rocket); Zakharchuk/Shutterstock.com (Background); Should We Get Rid of Paper Money?: Illustration by Eddie Guy; Is It OK to Sneak Food Into the Movies?: RJ MATSON; Finders Keepers: JOHN CORBITT; Is It Good to Be BORED Sometimes?: Daryll Collins; Would You Give Up Your Birthday Presents?: PK-PHOTOS/E+/GETTY IMAGES; Allow Chewing Gum in School?: ELISABETH SCHMITT/GETTY IMAGES; Should You Go Screen-Free for a Week? ISTOCKPHOTO/GETTY IMAGES