Parts of a Debate 7.1

Parts of a Debate 7.1

Author: Nichole Carter

At the end of this tutorial you will know:

1. The three components of a debate in Mrs. Carter's room: opening statement, rebuttals, and closing statement.

2. The length, scoring, delivery etc needed for each section.

3. The steps to the 4-step rebuttal. 

We are doing a big speech and debate unit in class, before semester break you will have researched, written, and performed a debate with a team on an alternative energy topic. This will help you better understand the components of the speech so you can decide what part of the debate you will feel most comfortable with. 

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For those of you that didn't watch the videos of speeches and take notes:

Scroll all the way down to the bottom of this tutorial for the videos and a picture of the notes you missed out on during class.

(You just make more work for yourself if you don't do the homework when assigned! If you haven't figured that out yet.)

Parts of a Debate

Source: Created by Nichole Carter

Slides to the above video

Source: Created by Nichole Carter, power point.


Source: Created by Nichole Carter

Picture of the t-chart we made in class:

First speech in class "Deonte Bridges"

Second video in class "Ellen"

Third video in class "Dalton Sherman"

Other online resources

Again, the National Middle School Debate Program, click here!


If you have other websites you think should be included please tell me!