Classroom discussions can often be awkward - or worse, a waste of time. But, it doesn't have to be that way!
In this quick video tutorial, I'll share several tips for implementing and conducting classroom discussions.
I believe we need to achieve the trifecta of reading about text, talking about text, and then writing about text in order to provide students with the best learning experience possible when teaching literature, nonfiction, poetry, or informational text in any subject!
In the supporting documents download,
you'll find a couple of FREE ready-to-go handouts to help you implement and conduct classroom discussions.
Excellent for secondary English, but also effective for any subject. Being able to communicate effectively - to exercise those speaking and listening skills - is a key skill for life!
Want to implement classroom discussions right away? Click over to my Accountable Talk: Productive Discussions & Communication Pack for Speaking and Listening to get going!
Accountable Talk: Productive Discussions & Communication Pack
Every now and then I like to mix up my traditional discussion quote cards with these new emoji-inspired accountable talk puppets!! You and your students will love them, too!
Get the puppets here!
You may have a few info texts or poems hanging out in your filing cabinets that you like to use for discussions, but if you are looking for something new, take a look at these high-interest, hot topics info text lessons that I have for sale:
Nonfiction Close Reading Lesson on Hot Topics: BUNDLE of Five Lesson, 1st Ed.
Nonfiction Close Reading Lesson on Hot Topics: BUNDLE of Five Lessons, 2nd Ed.
See more tips in video format right here on TPT of me sharing ideas from my classroom to yours. The goal?...having your own classroom success story!
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Faulkner's Fast Five Blog
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