I created this rubric to teach my students how to have meaningful, constructive conversations with each other. Not only will it help you intentionally build a respectful class community and address the Common Core Standards for Speaking and Listening, but you will also reinforce those elusive 4Cs o
This file contains 5 short, original songs with vocal and instrumental downloads. These engaging songs can be used to introduce, teach, or reinforce the common core standards of collaborative conversation in grades K - 2. Using music young children are motivated to learn and understand agreed upon
In this lesson, students will look at vanity license plates to infer who may be driving the vehicle. This lesson is engages students in open-ended discussions, a development of background knowledge and vocabulary, and how words and phrases can have multiple meanings.
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Add depth to small group discussions and extend your students' listening and speaking skills with these discussion mats and role cards. Great for literature circle discussions and critical thinking conversations in any subject, these mats help structure conversations so that students know how to con
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I am a huge advocate of Inquiry Based Learning Projects! They are motivating and engaging for students as they offer student choice, creativity, and an opportunity to combine skills across the learning disciplines. They also allow students the chance to work on speak
The sentence starters for class discussion should be given to students to help them have academic discussions about the topics they are learning. This resource facilitates accountable talk activities, learning centers for discussion, book study, literacy circles, jigsaw, etc.