Do you want your students to have deeper, more meaningful conversations in your classroom? This is what they need!
Display these placemats to increase the accountability of each student and foster critical thinking. The response starters and prompts will keep the academic conversation going and keep the students on-topic. Print these placemats out for students at their groups so they have a handy reminder of response starters and prompts to make their conversations more meaningful in your classroom.
These placemats support the work of Zwiers & Crawford on Academic Conversations, an excellent book that I highly recommend!
There are 7 placemats in this zipped file
1. “Academic Conversations” title
2. “5 skills of Academic Conversations”
3. “Elaborate and Clarify” response starters and prompts
4. “Support Ideas with Examples” response starters and prompts
5. “Build-on / Challenge” response starters and prompts
6. “Paraphrase” response starters and prompts
7. “Synthesize Conversation” response starters and prompts
You’ll receive pdf
versions of the colorful posters in two sizes (letter, 8.5x11” and tabloid, 11x17”). Check out the Preview
above for a closer look!
This is part of the Academic Conversations Bundle
made up of this product, the Academic Conversations Student Flipbook
and the Academic Conversations Posters.
Good luck with your Academic Conversations!
Mrs. Brosseau’s Binder
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