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.
- Literature Circles
- Book Clubs
- Guided Reading
- Comprehension Check
- Speaking and Listening Skills
- Formative Assessment
Quick Set Up!
- Print PDF, 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!
- and/or 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:
My highest level book club used this resource as discussion prompts. They enjoyed the step up to student led and facilitated literature circle.
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.
Helpful resource to guide thoughtful discussions.
Great resource for extending discussions during our class read aloud.
Print and go activity to extend our class read aloud into centers. Very easy and effective.