This is an English lesson plan that you can do virtually on the first day of school (or during the first week). It's an Ice Breaker activity, but it also ties in standards and objectives related to speaking skills (volume, enunciation). It contains suggestions for differentiation for ESL and SPED s
A fun small group collaborative discussion activity - especially for Back-to-School! How it works: Group members imagine they are hotel managers who have the task of hiring someone for a front desk position. Eight candidates were interviewed. Each small group has to go through the list and agree on
This post-reading, American Literature activity asks that small groups of six students answer assigned questions about Thomas Paine's pamphlet "The Crisis No. 1." The editable file includes 6 pages, one for each person in the group, and includes the question, directions, and rubric for participation
Need some discussion cards for small group discussion? This bundle contains discussion cards sets for small group discussion for all the seasons, for two holidays, for school topics, and for grammar topics.
This unique product is ideal for small group discussion groups regarding behavior and feelings.
Possible group facilitators could include:
●School Social Workers, School Psychologists, Mentor Program Participants, Special Education T
60 Quick Write Prompts, Conversation Starters, Brain Breaks, Ice Breakers, and/or Small Group Discussion Topics
This 36 page download includes a color and black and white set of cards and 4 blank cards for you to add your own prompts. There are 4 cards per sheet.
I use these prompt
This assignment encourages students to compare and understand various features of a culture. This is an activity that I do with students during our Human Geography unit. I have had students mostly focus on European nations, though in the past have used Middle Eastern nations as well. Looking at t
The attached document includes 12 small group discussion questions from Wishtree by Katherine Applegate (ISBN – 13 : 978-1250043221). All of the questions require students to reference and reflect on various Bible passages in discussing their answers. For example, one of the questions is as follow
If you are looking for a way to get your students to work together to really dissect a text, this protocol is for you! You can (and should) use this cooperative learning strategy many times throughout a unit, and students will have different and rich discussions each time. Students are asked to come
After students return from their spring break, give them a chance to review literary elements while they share with their small group what happened during their break. Then, students independently write a paragraph on one of 6 prompts as they reflect on the meaningfulness of their time with family.
After students return from their winter break, give them a chance to review literary elements while they share with their small group what happened during their break. Then, students independently write a paragraph on one of 6 prompts as they reflect on the meaningfulness of their time with family.
Small-group discussion games scaffold students into conversation with each other, so they avoid the typical pitfalls, like circle-sharing where no one responds, or 1-2 students dominating the group. Both practices, if left unchecked, teach that opinions are formed and held, regardless of subsequent
In order for students to better understand this book and break up the different types of activities that we do in class, these are the questions that my students will discuss in small groups so there is no stress of talking in front of the entire class. I will use these occasionally over several day
Are you having trouble introducing student lead conversations and discussions in your classroom? These discussion starter posters can be placed in your classroom to help your kids begin their discussions with their classmates. The partner read task cards can be introduced into your Daily 5 stations
The first slide introduces how to silently signal "agree," "disagree," and "add on." It's a great way to keep kinesthetic learners engaged.Each of the 10 slides have a discussion question with a matching sentence starter. Each slide has images to go along with it.
This activity allows students to discuss curated questions about American slavery and its impact. It includes detailed teacher instructions, beautiful print outs for students, and an extremely adaptable rubric for grading. It is highly encouraged that students listen to the "American Slavery" In His
When your Lit Circles or Book Clubs are in full bloom, use this worksheet for students to fill out each week. They then bring it to the discussion to aide them in having more meaningful conversations with their peers.
Categories they will be filling out on the worksheet include:
-Finding 3 higher
"Hearing is a sound, listening is a thought." (Michael Opitz and Matthew Zbaracki, 2004)
Engaging students in a discussion is much more than just staying quiet while another student or the teacher speaks. It requires participants to hold others' thinking against their own in order to strengthen an
Great for start conversations about Branches of Government PLUS introducing Persuasive Writing Skills, and Debate Prep.Divide into small groups, choose a prompt then use the discussion guide to assign an individual student reflection and structure a productive small group discussion.Prompts include:
Mrs. Mendelis -- Discussion Bucks
Discussion is a research-based best practice that is proven to deepen understanding in any content area. But, discussion is more than just students talking to each other. It involves thoughtful interactions between participants, including listening and other socia
These pages (meant to be copied front to back) ask small groups to consider the ending of "The Giver." The groups will discuss if Jonas and Gabriel survive or die at the end, what happens to the community, and how Jonas's point of view changes throughout the novel. You can recap these as a whole c
Contains job sheets for literature circles that can easily fit into a small journal of sorts. Includes a description of the responsibilities involved as well as a contract for students and parents to sign indicating their understanding. Literature circles are a nice way to create independence amon
Use this product digitally or in person to facilitate productive communication between students! This download includes:- Black/white and color versions of respectful response cards- Black/white and color versions of sentence stem cards to encourage students to provide evidence to support their answ
These are questions to have small group discussions with based on the article "Bored, Broke, and Armed: Clues to Chicago's Gang Violence". I read this article with a group of students who were about to read The Outsiders to put into perspective the trend of living the life you grew up in. These ques