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Write a response that explains which speaker (Suzuki or DiCaprio) would have been more effective at convincing the United Nations that there is a climate change problem. You may wish to use, but are not limited to, the sentence starters below. (Fewer than five sentences will not be a detailed enough response.) The speech by _____________ was more effective than the speech by _____________ because... _______'s speech was/was not effective because it did/did not... The evidence provided by ___________ was/was not convincing because... The speech by _______ would have been more convincing if... It was clear that __________ believes climate change is __________ because...

Rachel West

Argument Comparison: Which is more effective?

Grades: 10th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade
Subjects: Multilingual Learners, English Language Arts

Student Instructions

You have viewed two spoken arguments 🗣about climate change. Now you need to decide: which one is most effective and why? Click the add and prepare a typed ⌨️ note that explains which argument was more likely to convince the United Nations to act. When you're done, check to submit. Remember, effective arguments: 1. Think about the audience 2. Take a clear position 3. Consider the counterargument(s) 4. Provide importance (super so what) 5. Use reasons, evidence, and logic

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

This is based on two individual argument videos that were analyzed in my two prior activities. If you only want to have students compare without individual analysis first, the videos can be found at the following links: https://youtu.be/ka6_3TJcCkA https://youtu.be/d1I6ljzaY9k