Common Core Rules for Discussion {Speak Up!} Speaking & Listening 1.a

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K - 5th, Homeschool
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I posted these in my 2nd grade classroom and went over them frequently and before whole group and partner discussions. It was exactly what I was looking for!
These are so helpful. They help students see how to have a discussion and how to gently correct a wrong answer give by a student. Highly recommend.


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Not only are speaking and listening skills one fifth of the Common Core standards for ELA, and not only cooperation and collaboration included in the line-up of skills for 21st century education...the tools and skills needed to have and hold intelligent conversations with others is an essential life skill. Every grade level, K-5 includes the speaking and listening standard of "having collaborative conversations about grade level topics and texts...with peers and adults in small and larger groups"...SL.1 also includes a sub-standard to "follow agreed-upon rules for discussion." This poster set includes 6 Rules for Discussion, a rationale for teaching them, 1 rule per page and all rules on one page, and a set of "Speakmarks" for students to keep handy during group discussions. These are the 6 Rules for Discussion I use in my classroom. I'm not so much a fan of the word 'rules' but that is the word used in the Common Core and students learn they must be followed.

Also check out my easy to read and student-friendly Revised Blooms Taxonomy Posters for Higher Level Thinking for an additional layer of super charged thinking and learning in your room!

You might also download my free Critical Thinking Rubric that goes with my free Critical Thinking Sentence Frames when teaching students how to speak and listen critically.

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Jen Jones
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16 pages
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Lifelong tool
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