Our Exploring Ideas Under Discussion lesson plan teaches students how to properly research, understand, and present ideas for discussion. During this lesson, students are asked to research specific topics as assigned and discuss them in a group with their classmates, respecting each other’s opinions on the topic. Students are also asked to determine what information they would have to research for a discussion on given topics, demonstrating their understanding of how to determine what information will be important for a productive discussion.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material, and explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.1.A