The intern working in my classroom designed a mini-lesson on counter-arguments for our essay unit today. To illustrate the concept he composed a short paragraph in praise of his mobile phone, and to engage the students he posed a quick question: How many of you guys have iPhones?
At least 4 out of 5 kids raised a hand in each class.
And while I was impressed by his ability to hit that particular target with his audience...
We're talking 11 and 12-year-olds here!