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The Edible Argument
To give reasons for or against something. To persuade by giving reasons.
To influence or win someone over by argument or use of evidence.
Imagine that there are only two brands of candy bars in the world today. Your job is to come up with as many “logical” reasons for why the candy bar you chose is the best value.
Your group is to work together to develop at least 10 good reasons.
*Ingredients – You may have to use a dictionary to identify some of these. You are much more convincing when you know your product. Don’t be afraid to do some research.
The first group will receive a large poster paper where they will record their top 5 reasons for why their candy bar is the best value. They will pass the paper on to another group who has the same candy bar. This group will add 5 more reasons to the list. The paper will continue through the groups until all reasons are listed.
A group member representing each candy bar should post their list on the front board. Each group should vote on the three reasons that best represent why their respective candy bar is the better value.
Question:“What are the potential benefits of using computers in a seventh grade class?”
Answer/THESIS:“The potential benefits of using computers in a seventh grade class are…” (3 ideas/reasons)