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Mrs. Haase

Chatterpix Debate: Should Kids Have Later Bedtimes in the Summer?

Grades: 3rd Grade, 2nd Grade, 4th Grade
Subjects: English Language Arts

Student Instructions

1. Read the StoryWorks article from the May/June 2021 issue titled "Should Kids Have Later Bedtimes in the Summer" which is also found on page 1 of this activity. As you are reading, pay attention to both sides of this argument (yes and no). 2. Then you will use the graphic organizers found on pages 2-4 to brainstorm 3 reasons to defend the answer "yes" and then 3 reasons to defend the answer "no" to this debate. 3. When you have your reasons thought up, decide who you want to use to represent Team YES and who you want to represent Team NO. You will be creating two Chatterpix videos to present these differing opinions like I did on pages 5 and 6. 4. Open the Chatterpix app on your iPad (or download it from the App Catalog if needed). 5. Take a picture of you and one other person who you want to be participating in the debate. 6. Make sure it is a clear, close up picture. You need to have a mouth to do the talking! 7. Use your finger to draw a line where the mouth will open and close. 8. Make a short, 30 second recording that names your thesis, gives your 3 specific reasons, and then closes up by restating your thesis. You can add stickers and frames if you like, but not too many! 9. When you are finished, tap on the download (iPad with the arrow) and save it to your camera roll. 10. You will then repeat steps 5-9 to make a video of the other side of the argument. 11. Finally, come back to Seesaw, tap on the green + and upload your videos to Seesaw pages 7 and 8. 12. Press the check when you have finished this assignment.

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Push this activity out to students so they can complete the last task for the Amazing Race!