I love to have my students work together in groups or with partners. It allows them to consider different viewpoints, to improve their oral speaking skills, and fosters cooperation. Sometimes, though, it's hard for little people to stay on topic or be respectful to others. They are still learning how to interact appropriately with others and how to tune out distractions, after all.
I often hand out this sheet to my groups as they disperse as a portable reminder of behavioral expectations! It gives sentence starters as examples of appropriate ways to interact with the group and respond for the kiddos that may struggle to think of something unprompted. I have also included reciprocal discussion cards to aid in the process! Hope you enjoy it!
Amanda, I love your work! It is always so relevant and easy to use without thinking of a need for editing. Thank you for your willingness to share and for your very fair prices in your shop. I am a follower and frequent customer!
February 10, 2013
What a great way to help students carry on a productive conversation in their small groups. Thanks for shraring.
February 3, 2013
Thanks for sharing. Will be using these in my classroom.
September 14, 2012
This makes it so clear for the students and really encourages independence. Thanks
Love this idea! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm always looking for ways to improve group/partner work and I'm excited to try this one out.
January 25, 2012
I love this! I created one for math along time ago, but needed something for reading this is great! Can't wait to put it to use. I'm a first grade newbie. I have been following many of the blogs in the giveaway for the last three months and I continue to discover even more of your blogs each day...2 more before I saw your giveaway. I have become obsessed. I would love to win this giveaway. It would help me so much as I venture more into teaching first graders. Thanks to all of you for creating and sharing your ideas and for re-energizing me. My kids love it and get excited each week as they get new things to play and create!
January 5, 2012
I teach 5th and these will help my groups to stay focus and use higher thinking skills as they read. Thanks!
This was so timely! I have a handful of students who are natural discussion leaders and others who seem to struggle with the task. I'd love for the quieter students to feel confident about leading a discussion. These cards will definitely help keep their conversations going. Thanks for the free download!
February 13, 2011
Thanks for the useful resource.
February 13, 2011
These look like just the ticket for the way book conversations are going in my classroom at this point. I think I will print them on tagboard and laminate them so that when they start their discussions each friend will have their own card to to using and they can be reused daily. Thanks for your time and effort.
Hi! I just downloaded your "Accountable Talk Anchor Chart & Reciprocal Cards," but I did have a quick couple of question about how you use the cards. Does the leader ask all of the questions? Also, would each question be on a different card? Thanks! (I can think of a lot of ways that I can use all the questions and such in small groups!)
Hi! I have bought almost all of your products and love them! Just wondering if you could tell me where you get your graphics and how I might be able to purchase them to use. I teach in Texas and we do not have the National Standards. I am interested in creating some of my own Standards charts with the graphics you use. Thank you so much for any information you can send my way.