This activity set includes posters representing the five core skills for academic discussion and sentence frames that emphasize each skill:
1) Elaborate and clarify
2) Support ideas with examples
3) Build on and/or challenge a partner’s idea
5) Synthesize conversation points
Each poster can be used as an academic discussion lesson focus for the week. Each sentence frame can be introduced and practiced per day or per week. The sentence frames included are for both the listener (small poster) and the speaker (cutout quotations).
To use, simply cut out each sentence frame and use as an anchor for each day. You can also attach magnets to the back of them so you can put them on the chalkboard!