Save Time and Spark Discussion with Flexible, Ready-Made Debates
Written by expert educator Gerry DeStefano, choose from 90 teen-friendly debate topics that make language proficiency easy and fun on you and your high schoolers. DeStefano's questions are tailored so teens focus their thoughts, and build the confidence they need to speak. Expertly written debate questions on subjects that matter to teens—contemporary life, beauty and aesthetics, science and technology, and other AP® World Language exam topics—allow students to enjoy practicing their target language. This book includes teacher instructions for holding a debate, an easy-to-use grading rubric, and debate topics aligned with the major vocabulary themes specified by the College Board for AP World Languages:
- Global Challenges
- Science and Technology
- Contemporary Life
- Personal and Public Identities
- Families and Communities
- Beauty and Aesthetics
©2018. English. Intermediate, Advanced. High school. Reproducible. 117 pages.
Book Download: PDF. Adobe® Reader® required to view PDF.
Print Book: Spiral-bound. 8 x 11 inches.
About the Author
Gerry DeStefano teaches Spanish at West Forsyth High School in Cumming, Georgia, north of Atlanta. Over the last 15 years, he has taught all levels of Spanish (Level 1 through AP® Spanish Language), with emphasis on building students' competence in the four skills of language acquisition: speaking, listening,reading, and writing. In addition, he has been an AP Spanish Language exam reader since 2009. Gerry promotes the use of the target language in the classroom through innovative projects, highly engaging vocabulary activities, debates, and other performance-based assessments that focus on practical vocabulary acquisition. His teaching philosophy centers on enabling the language learner to engage in proficiency tasks that are both relevant and fun for the high school student.