Socrative Smackdown - Interesting game approach to teaching argument and debate http://www.instituteofplay.org/work/projects/print-play-games-2/socratic-smackdown/
Useful Phrases: Opening, Continuing, Opinion, Contrasting, Agreement, Disagreement, Emphasizing etc. - learn English,vocabulary,communication,english
Debates in the Classroom - great resource for setting up debates, including links for rules, rubrics, topics, lesson plans, and strategies.
8 Elements of an Argument Posters, plus types of evidence and transition words. 17 8.5x11 poster. CCSS.ELA.9-10.W.1
7 bell ringer ideas to start your middle and high school English class.
High School Classroom signs (inspiration from http://mrswoodblogs.wordpress.com)
Teaching . . . Seriously: Common Core Language Standard 2 - Grade 4 Resources
Outline for developing an argument - would be great to use before a persuasive paper or debate
Middle school and high school English teachers: these activities and assignments are easy to implement into your curriculum in the days before your break. Activities for poetry, debate, research and writing.
Persuasive Writing: The Debate Championship....tons of ideas and graphic organizers for persuasive writing!