This is a complete unit power point teaching students how to have high quality, academic conversations with each other.
It is based off the book, "Academic Conversations: Classroom Talk that Fosters Critical Thinking and Content Understandings" By Jeff Zwiers and Marie Crawford.
Overall this unit is 9 separate lessons, working through the 5 academic conversation skills and then allowing students to practice and evaluate their contributions in conversations. The amount of student-to-student interactions keeps students motivated and engaged in each lesson. The power points are clearly written allowing for easy delivery of the lessons.
Included in the Unit:
CCSS based lessons,
I do, we do, you do models in every lesson,
Independent student work,
Fun topics to discuss,
Creative opportunities to show what they know,
Fun transitions and animations,
Rubrics to evaluate,
Student tracking sheet, and