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    By Linda

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    One of the ideas I use in my class that my students really get into are OREOs. The first O stands for their opinion on a subject; R - reason; E - explanation of reason; and final O is for their opinion restated in another way. I usually give them the topic a day before and have them think of reasons for their side of the argument. They list all they can think of. The next day, they have to pick one reason and expand it. I then line them up across the room from each other and have them present their arguments one by one. When each line is finished, I ask if anyone would like to change lines. I then allow them to change lines if they so desire but they have to explain which argument influenced them to change. If you need any more info on this idea, please e-mail me.

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