Barack Obama Reading Passage

Barack Obama Reading Passage
Barack Obama Reading Passage
Barack Obama Reading Passage
Barack Obama Reading Passage
Barack Obama Reading Passage
Barack Obama Reading Passage
Barack Obama Reading Passage
Barack Obama Reading Passage
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Are you ready to try a different approach to practicing conversation skills? Do you love targeting multiple skills during one activity? Your students will love practicing this social skill while having a pretend conversation with Barack Obama. This engaging pragmatic language activity has everything you need to get your students talking!

Be sure to check out the bundle containing conversation activities with more famous people!

This resource includes:

  • Reading Passage: Students practice reading an expository text with this simple biography of Barack Obama's life. The reading passage can be used to teach your students about Barack Obama, practice reading skills, and introduce new vocabulary.
  • Topic Worksheet: Your students will use the information they learned from the reading passage to think about topics that they would like to talk about with Barack Obama.
  • Questions Worksheet: Your students will use the topics that they identified to think of questions they could ask during a conversation with Barack Obama
  • Comments Worksheet: Your students will use the topics that they identified to think of comments they could make during a conversation with Barack Obama.
  • Ending the Conversation: Your students will brainstorm ways they could politely end a conversation with Barack Obama.
  • A Pretend Conversation: Your students will use this worksheet to have a guided conversation with Barack Obama. They will write down a question or comment to get the conversation started, then they will use their imagination to create a response that they think Barack Obama would say.

For additional practice, your students can take turns asking questions and pretending to answer them as if they were Barack Obama.

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Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas; actively incorporate others into the discussion; and clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions.
Pose questions that connect the ideas of several speakers and respond to others’ questions and comments with relevant evidence, observations, and ideas.
Pose questions that elicit elaboration and respond to others’ questions and comments with relevant observations and ideas that bring the discussion back on topic as needed.
Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.
Pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others.
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