Building Vocabulary via Word Generation Helps NYC Students Enhance their Debate Skills
Includes Documentary Video produced by NYC’s Middle School Quality Initiative about Word Generation Saturday Debate Tournaments.
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Word Generation Elementary
Grades 4 & 5
12 two-week units for each grade available
Each unit organized around a central question and offers a variety of texts, word-learning activities, writing tasks, and discussion/debate opportunities
Social Studies Generation
18 Units Available
Approximately five full class sessions each, plus each unit contains supplementary materials for ELA, math, and science teachers
18 Units Available
Approximately five full class sessions each, plus each unit contains supplementary materials for ELA, math, and social studies teachers
Word Gen Weekly
The Original Interdisciplinary Word Generation
72 Weekly Units Available
Each with five brief activities for ELA, math, science, and social studies related to a controversial topic
Support for Word Generation provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the Leon Lowenstein Foundation and the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education through grant numbers R305A090555 and R305F100026.
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