Moral Values Through Characters

Jarvis Lorry Mini-debate


Listen as your teacher presents an argumentative claim about Lorry. As directed, join a group supporting or opposing the claim. Then answer the questions and follow the instructions.

  • Based on his actions in these recent chapters, what is your general impression of his character now?
  • What evidence supports your impression?
  • With your group, arrange the supporting textual evidence into an effective argument in response to the claim.
  • Anticipate what you expect the other group to say and briefly prepare a rebuttal, again based on evidence.
  • Designate a spokesperson or two to present your group’s argument to the rest of the class.

When it is your turn, present your argument to the whole class.