This print copy of “Easy Steps to Debating” is designed for beginning debating students in upper primary or junior high school. This student workbook is printed in black-and-white with a colour soft-cover. It provides a supportive introduction to the art of Rise & Shine debating and a step-by-step guide to creating a simple debate.

“Easy Steps to Debating” covers:

  • What is debating?
  • Public speaking skills
  • Understanding topics
  • Writing a definition
  • Brainstorming topic ideas
  • Research skills
  • Creating arguments
  • The roles of debate team members
  • Finding evidence to support your points
  • Writing an introduction, body and conclusion
  • Rebuttal
  • Using palm cards
  • Delivering a persuasive argument
    … and more!


“Easy Steps to Debating” provides students with a debate template that they can use to write their debate. When students are first learning to debate, having a structure that guides them through every part of the process can be very useful.

Rise & Shine Level 1 Student Handbook