Support discussion skills among your students. We use these booklets and posters every day for Socratic seminars, literature circle book clubs, group project planning work, or classroom debate.
Bright cheerful posters of the five conversational skills required of students for 21st century learning:
♦ Elaborate and Clarify
♦ Support Ideas with Examples
♦ Build On and Challenge the Ideas of Others
♦ Synthesize Ideas
Whole class discussion support
Two posters for each skill feature Academic Conversation question prompts and response prompts to guide students with sentence stems as they discuss ideas and/or texts in whole class conversations. Print and post on your wall OR display on a whiteboard with your projector!
Small group or partner discussion support
This product also includes the posters formatted for printing as 4x5 inch student flipbooks in either color or black & white. The booklets are perfect for practice as students discuss academic concepts with a partner or in small groups.
A student self-assessment form and template for an interactive notebook storage pocket also provided.
Revised November 2015
Updated with fresh fonts and colors
Reformatted for easier back-to-back printing
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