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Rationale for using Discussion Cards:

Discussions are guided by students’ responses to what they have read. This approach provides a way for students to engage in critical thinking and reflection as they read, discuss, and respond to books. Collaboration is at the heart of this approach. Students reshape and add to their understanding as they construct meaning with other readers. The Discussion Cards have questions from each chapter prompting students to cite evidence from the text and take their thinking to a deeper level.

Perfect for:

  • Literature Circles
  • Book Clubs
  • Guided Reading
  • Comprehension Check
  • Speaking and Listening Skills
  • Formative Assessment

Quick Set Up!

  • Laminate pages, cut out and staple at the top or insert ring binder; Perfect size to fit inside library pocket inside front cover of books!
  • Share on Google Classroom

What I love most about using the cards with my students: I love so many things about them but I especially love how they get all serious about their discussions when they have the little clipboard questions in their hands. It makes them feel official, like the little scholars they are.

What users are saying about my Discussion Cards:

Noel H.

My highest level book club used this resource as discussion prompts. They enjoyed the step up to student led and facilitated literature circle.

Ashley O.

I used this for my higher reading group to work independently. They were able to read a chapter and answer the questions as a group.

Kaitlin W.

Helpful resource to guide thoughtful discussions.

Misty L.

Great resource for extending discussions during our class read aloud.

Kathryn L.

Print and go activity to extend our class read aloud into centers. Very easy and effective.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.


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