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Discovery Discussion Debate

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Wages and inflation are always talked about. How does this affect your life? How does it affect the economy, and your future move up the ladder? Discovery it! Discuss and form your opinion from the reading. Defend your position formed from your discussion through debate. Dr. Paul R. Friesen

Friesen 2013 Original Story copyright of original author Graphic organizers from MS Office templates Page 1 of 18 . Paul R.Discovery Discussion Debate Title: Wages far behind inflation  Sharp decline darkens consumer spending outlook Discover Ideas ( Outline) Discuss the Story (3 Question Levels) Create Opinions Quiz Business Design © Dr.

front to back. Discovery In the beginning of each story you will have a few questions to discover what you know. and with a specific point to address. It also has a time limit. though it can quickly become one if there are strong opposing ideas in the group. and patience. Be careful not to confuse discussion with argument. Discovery will help you form a plan for the discussion and debate. Friesen 2013 Original Story copyright of original author Graphic organizers from MS Office templates Page 2 of 18 . What can you know from a title. In a debate the key is to listen and be prepared to oppose the other team’s ideas. It takes research. is to help you work systematically through the material. so the speaker must be precise in their argument. giving a smoother presentation. Discussion Discussion is not a debate. There are graphic organizer pages for the Discussion and Debate sections. Definitions will follow to help you discover what the writer is talking about. Some of these may be highlighted already in bold. Discussion is about sharing your views and interacting with others’ who want to expand or give a differing viewpoint. The reason for the worksheets. Worksheets are helpers and can be a distraction from the rhythm and sequence in your teaching. a lot of work. Students should add to these. Discussion is interaction without a lot of structure. There is an outline page for Discovery. Debate is about argument. at the end of the book. Paul R. In the second part of discovery you will be asked to find words which you do not know. if you don’t know about the topic? Design © Dr.Discovery Discussion Debate Before you start Look through the idea. Sometimes a person’s views may change after reading the article. The ideas in red are just ideas. or think you know about a story. Discussion can be a part of the discovery before you read the story. It means that only one person speaks in turn. Debate Debate is a structured idea. By putting them at the end they become support pages versus places to stop. The Title of the article/ story will be given and you will be asked to discover the story by asking good questions. It may also come after to discuss the ideas of the story. which is a good way to start a discussion. In the following story we want to begin with discovery ideas.

for and against. Friesen 2013 Original Story copyright of original author Graphic organizers from MS Office templates Page 3 of 18 .Discovery Discussion Debate In discovery you will form ideas to create basics ideas for an outline. to expand on your ideas and understand both sides of the issue.  Design © Dr. At each stage you will be able to use what you have learned before. In debate you will separate the outline into two sections. In discussion you will ask questions to help you build an outline for your viewpoint. Paul R.

It is about American/ Canadian / European business. __________________________________________ Have you ever lost money? No! Why not? Yes! How much did you lose. Paul R. ④. __________________________________________ What would make me depressed? ①. Friesen 2013 Original Story copyright of original author Graphic organizers from MS Office templates Page 4 of 18 . ③. It was about people getting depressed. Only in America! ①. and why? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ Design © Dr. __________________________________________ ②.Discovery Discussion Debate Discovery Title: Wages far behind inflation ~ Sharp decline darkens consumer spending outlook What can you know from the title? ①. __________________________________________ ②. People are paid less than before. People get depressed without money. ②. __________________________________________ ④. __________________________________________ ③. What do I know about this topic? Nothing! I love money. __________________________________________ ③. __________________________________________ ④. It is about money.

②. which has insulated the Canadian economy from the slump in the U. Business and Technology Wages far behind inflation  Sharp decline darkens consumer spending outlook Eric Beauchesne CanWest News Service Thursday. Even that wage increase was mostly because workers were putting in a longer work week. on top of wages that aren't keeping up to increases in the cost of living. Create an outline of the story / paragraphs. Higher interest rates. ③. Now read the story.Wages have fallen far behind inflation. said J. 2003 OTTAWA -. Paul R.Discovery Discussion Debate ①. were down 0. would be a double damper on consumer spending. There is a list of words on the side for you to find." The good news. Higher rates would also hurt business investment in new plants. Average weekly earnings in December were up 2. ④. well below the 3. "The sharp deceleration of average hourly earnings reflects the fact that employment gains in 2002 were concentrated in small companies and in lower-paying jobs. excluding overtime. look in the definitions. After you have found the words. February 27. is that there's no evidence of wage inflation in the report.2 per cent from a year earlier. according to Carmichael. Bank governor David Dodge has warned that interest rates must rise to bring inflation back down to its two per cent target before the higher inflation starts to feed into higher wages. Morgan Canada economist Ted Carmichael. darkening the outlook for consumer spending.P. Discover the words you don’t know.5 per cent from a year earlier. machinery and equipment. which should ease the fears at the Bank of Canada. Design © Dr. which follow the story. which according to another Statistics Canada report was just showing the first signs of a sluggish recovery at year end.S. Statistics Canada noted Wednesday. noting average hourly earnings. Friesen 2013 Original Story copyright of original author Graphic organizers from MS Office templates Page 5 of 18 .9 per cent increase in consumer prices. ⑤.

6 per cent following two years of declines." Anania said. It found that they planned to increase their spending on new machinery. While this does mark a turn in capital spending. once war in the Gulf breaks out or a diplomatic solution to the Iraq crisis is reached. "This survey has a history of underestimating business investment." Statistics Canada said. "If history is any guide. business confidence should bounce back and give rise to higher investment spending intentions. "Businesses. followed by higher spending by government. © Copyright 2003 The Star Phoenix (Saskatoon) Design © Dr. governments and institutions." Even with war worries hanging over their heads. excluding housing." RBC economist John Anania said the survey results probably understate the level of investment that in fact will take place. expect to increase spending by a marginal 0. Anania noted. however. "The outlook for business investment this year is still sluggish. But 60 per cent of the increase was in housing construction. disagreed over whether to cheer or jeer the results of Statistics Canada's survey of the investment intentions of more than 20. "While this survey may understate the outlook for Canadian capital spending. the underlying message is that business investment is turning the corner at only a glacial pace.1 per cent.1 per cent this year to just over $209 billion." said Nesbitt Burns economist Sherry Cooper.Discovery Discussion Debate A recovery in business investment has been the missing element in the economy's recovery from its slump in 2001. equipment and buildings by 2. manufacturers' investment spending plans are up 6.000 businesses. it hardly represents a full-fledged recovery. governments and institutions. Analysts. Friesen 2013 Original Story copyright of original author Graphic organizers from MS Office templates Page 6 of 18 . Paul R.

“Jeer” if extended time becomes a “taunt”. Note – Here is used as a statement not a memo. Sluggish – This word gives the emotion of working hard but going slow. A wood stove uses a damper for air to keep the fire from burning too fast.Discovery Discussion Debate Vocabulary Definitions Far behind – This is a distance word. Slump – This word is like limp but used differently. On top of wages -. Ease the fears – Ease is to let go slowly.Feed is to start eating normally. A “cheer” is a positive while “jeers” is a negative cheer. Design © Dr. Deceleration is to slow down so a sharp deceleration is slowing down extremely quickly.Sharp is used to show the quickness. Insulated – Insulated often brings the idea of something to keep things hot or cold. Sharp deceleration -. Starts to feed -. Friesen 2013 Original Story copyright of original author Graphic organizers from MS Office templates Page 7 of 18 . Like on top of the table. Slump is like a lazy fall. If you use fall it implies faster and more direct. Paul R. We have a damp cloth which is just a little wet. It is soft and protection together. But here it is eating up the benefit of higher wages. But here the distance is not meters or feet it is a set amount. Double damper is to use two wet cloths to restrict something. It helps the Government to set support levels of reasonable living standards for a family. Cost of living – Cost of living is a series of costs for the family. If not done right it can sound like declaration. So to ease the fears is to make the fear level go down to normal slowly and gently. Outlook focuses on the idea of “look out ”. Wage and inflation and then a negative “aren’t” compound and strengthen the negative emotion. Darkening the outlook – This means that it lessens the possibility of success. Deceleration needs good pronunciation. Bank of Canada – This is the Government Bank in Canada from where all Canadian money is distributed. Double damper – A damper or is to control or restrict something. New plants – Plants here are factories not green trees or flowers. Here it is used as a compounding action. To darken is to make it darker. Insulation is a cushioning barrier. It is a word from a stove picture. A verb not a noun. Cheer or jeer – These are opposites.On top is a position.

Underlying – Let us reverse to get a better picture.Discovery Discussion Debate Marginal – In the margin is on the edge. Discovery What do I know about this topic?  List at least four (4) different ideas you have found in this story about the gold rush. Understate – “Under” is used here as less.01. Pace is the speed not the salsa sauce brand name “Pace”. Just like a ball. Glacial pace – A glacier is a large piece of ice which moves extremely slowly. It also gives a state of mind when the action is done. A fledgling is a new flying bird. __________________________________________ ④. Design © Dr. So full-fledged is 100% capability. Back shows the direction or a return to the original. It is a word where zero is the bottom and marginal is . __________________________________________ Use them when you make your outline. Paul R. Worries hanging over their heads – Worries is an emotion and gives the picture of stress on the mind. __________________________________________ ②. Hanging is not a real idea. Lying under. So it is like a foundation or something that is a support for something. Bounce back – Bounce is what a ball does. In fact – In other words “real life” or “reality”. Underestimating – Again we have the “under” as a prefix. __________________________________________ ③. ①. So you give less information. So here it is like it is enough but only enough not more than enough. Rebound is a similar word. This time it is estimating or giving a “round figure” which is lower than the average. Intentions – This word gives an idea of plan and action together. It helps build the picture of a mind full of worries as priority thinking. Full-fledged – Full means total and fledged is a flying word. Friesen 2013 Original Story copyright of original author Graphic organizers from MS Office templates Page 8 of 18 . “State” is a verb here.

Do you think that Unions should have more power?  You now have everything you need to fill out your outline. What things have hurt the economy? ③. In your job. you must consider what the core issue is. and fill it out to reflect the new ideas. do you get regular increases in your salary? ②. Friesen 2013 Original Story copyright of original author Graphic organizers from MS Office templates Page 9 of 18 . you will have this already discovered. This story is from economics. How much do you think is a god increase in an annual salary? ③. do you know anybody that has? ②.  These new ideas will help you form your debate ideas better. What things in your country have helped the economy? ②. Have you ever underestimated something? ③. Level III ①. In debate you will have a statement not a question.  social  economic  political  culture Design © Dr. Have you ever made an investment? If no.Discovery Discussion Debate Discussion Level I ①. though similar. are different. Have you ever thought you should have gotten paid more for what you do? ④.  Discussions are based a lot on opinions and answer questions. not opinions.  Look at your answers. This is where these two ideas. from a story. under Discussion. Paul R.  Debate is about facts and statements. The core issue could be. You have to react to the statement with facts.  When you make a statement. What did/ could you do about it? Explain. If you have made a good outline. Is this increase enough to spend more money on large presents or upgrades to your personal life style? Level II ①.

 List the facts.  Before you start choose one of the above statements to focus on. To lessen their power would hurt the workers. or write in your essay. Build the argument starting from “Why?” Once you have determined the “Why?” you can find facts to support your idea. You need to write out both sides so you can understand the other sides’ argument.Discovery Discussion Debate In today’s world the topics could range from.  The amount of money a business pays their employees is persona and the government should let the market determine it.  Businesses must be required to share more of their profits with their employees.  Unions are a good thing because they help workers keep up with their standard of living.  Write out your argument in a long paragraph format.       social responsibility government control of workers pay risk taking greed unfair labour practices economics These are all good argument that you would want to research for your argument. Paul R. Include the opposite position in your writing. Friesen 2013 Original Story copyright of original author Graphic organizers from MS Office templates Page 10 of 18 . Design © Dr. Choose a “for” or “against” position.  Research to find FACTS for your position.

(3-5 words) Paragraph 1 ______________________________ Paragraph 2 ______________________________ Paragraph 3 ______________________________ Paragraph 4 ______________________________ Paragraph 5 ______________________________  Write two things about the main paragraph idea. ______________________________ B. Design © Dr. ______________________________ Paragraph 2 ______________________________ A. ______________________________  In the introduction you use the 5 paragraph ideas to communicate the order of your argument/ essay. ______________________________ B. ______________________________ Paragraph 5 ______________________________ A. ______________________________ B. ______________________________ B. ______________________________ B. ______________________________ Paragraph 3 ______________________________ A.Discovery Discussion Debate Discovery Outline Main topic ________________________  Find one (1) key idea in each paragraph. ______________________________ Paragraph 4 ______________________________ A. Paragraph 1 ______________________________ A.  In the conclusion you repeat what you have said about the points of each paragraph. Friesen 2013 Original Story copyright of original author Graphic organizers from MS Office templates Page 11 of 18 . Paul R.

Friesen 2013 Original Story copyright of original author Graphic organizers from MS Office templates Page 12 of 18 . Paul R.Discovery Discussion Debate Graphic Organization ~ Main topic = 5 Paragraph Topics paragraph 1 ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ paragraph 5 ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ paragraph 2 ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ Main topic paragraph 4 ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ paragraph 3 ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ Design © Dr.

Paul R. Friesen 2013 Original Story copyright of original author Graphic organizers from MS Office templates Page 13 of 18 . while making a good wage. Respond Respond Respond Respond Respond Respond Design © Dr. Life without money is no fun. People think that they will be happy if they earn higher wages. and without a good wage people will become to violent.Discovery Discussion Debate Discussion Graphic ~ Is this phenomenon a problem / becoming a problem in today’s society? Answer ~ I think wages are (a / becoming a) problem because Problem / Wages People are greedy and want to have everything for cheap.

In the next two charts (1) list your argument facts and ideas. Friesen 2013 Original Story copyright of original author Graphic organizers from MS Office templates Page 14 of 18 . Paul R.Discovery Discussion Debate graphic ~ choose one statement from the above. list Facts For 1 Against 2 3 4 5 6 7 8  Add more if needed Design © Dr. (2) show how your argument connects to both the center point and the other points. Write it here _____________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ To make your argument you should understand that they are connected.

After all persons have spoken each person can respond to any point given by the opposite team. Friesen 2013 Original Story copyright of original author Graphic organizers from MS Office templates Page 15 of 18 . list If this -. C: responds to B and give a new point. or add more points from their team which will need responding to from the opposite team. A: point 1 B: responds to the point and give a new point. ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ______________________________ If this -. Paul R.then Write your statement position here.then If this -.Discovery Discussion Debate graphic ~ choose one statement from the above. Each person will listen for the opposite point and create a new response to what the other person has said.then If this -.then If this -. As a team choose which points they will speak about. Design © Dr.then Now start the .

Choose the correct letter for your answer. Deceleration is the same as _________. None of the above 3. None of the above Design © Dr. Answers are under question 10. declaration d. You ________ a bad referee call in a soccer game. yack at b. jeer e. rabbit trails d. none of the above 6. cheer on inflation d. Paul R. None of the above 2. slowing down b. moves b. below inflation c. Friesen 2013 Original Story copyright of original author Graphic organizers from MS Office templates Page 16 of 18 . will get better soon c. a. Wages in this story are ___________. double damper e. a.Discovery Discussion Debate The following questions are to test your understanding of the story. When you go slower than a snail it is at a_________. hitting a wall e. feelings c. The survey message is that the economy is moving very ______. over fast b. a. run after c. intentions d. All answers can be found in the story. a. 1. life will be boring d. ice cube c. keeping up with inflation b. speeding up c. None of the above 4. slow e. oak tree b. a. a. glacier pace e. juice e. cheer d. None of the above 5. When you mean well you have good _________.

b. Answers 1. e. b. better living b. richer living e.a:3. Friesen 2013 Original Story copyright of original author Graphic organizers from MS Office templates Page 17 of 18 .Discovery Discussion Debate 7. low interest high interest sluggish interest no interest None of the above 9. in your ear e. in your head c. 60% of the increase comes from Government and ________.d:6. darker living c. When concern is very high in your thinking it is _______. a. c. on your toes d.b:10. c. None of the above 8. e. a.e Design © Dr. None of the above.d:7. d. brighter living d.d:4.e:8. Paul R. low interest construction underestimate bad intentions All of the above. a. 10.b:9. underfoot b. d.c:5.b:2. Higher wages equal __________. a. The two things that increase the cost of living are wages and _.

It starts with Dr. Paul R. Roy’s Everything Grammar Volumes I and II will develop the skills of story and essay writing. Friesen 2013 Original Story copyright of original author Graphic organizers from MS Office templates Page 18 of 18 . Paul R. This is only part of a curriculum. Friesen Design © Dr. Dr. Going beyond this book is a book to expand the outlines into essays. while at the same time building a foundation in grammar. The repetition of grammar. Building a structure for debate will springboard off this skill set.Discovery Discussion Debate Dear Teacher/ Student. culminating in a story or essay will prepare students for this series. Dr. Good essays are able to build and defend an argument. Roy’s Everything Grammar. combined with reason and speaking. After you have finished this please look for more in this series to challenge yourself.