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This colour digital version of "Easy Steps to Debating" includes permission to make copies for classroom use. 

“Easy Steps to Debating” is designed for beginning debating students in upper primary or junior high school. 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.

Digital Licence - Rise & Shine Level 1 Student Handbook

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