Common Core Aligned Collaborative Discussions (Grades 3-6)

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Tanesha B Forman
Grade Levels
3rd - 6th
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28 pages
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Tanesha B Forman


This resource is aligned to Speaking and Listening standards from the Common Core standards. I use this with my 5th graders, but it is broad enough to apply to grades 3-6. This resource is intended to assist teachers in implementing effective collaborative discussions about the text.

This resource includes:
- Overview and Key Components to Implementation Description
- Student Responsibilities (Roles) Cards
- Sentence Starters aligned to Roles
- Discussion Participant Checklist
- Self-Evaluation Rubric for participants
- Teacher evaluation rubric (CUSTOMIZABLE)
- 6 Reading Literature Preparation Guides
- 7 Reading Informational Text Preparation Guides
- 16 Reading Literature Conversation Starter Cards
- 12 Reading Informational Text Conversation Starter Cards

If you like this product or have thoughts on how to improve please leave me your feedback! Enjoy!

Common Core Aligned Collaborative Discussions (Grades 3-6) by Raising Rigor is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Total Pages
28 pages
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Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.
Pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others.
Review the key ideas expressed and draw conclusions in light of information and knowledge gained from the discussions.


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