Do you have students that monopolize conversations by always talking about their own interests and never giving their peers a chance to talk? Are their conversations more like monologues than dialogues? Then, try this packet of activities from my "Let's be social" series designed to help clients or students improve their self-awareness of their own conversational skills, build their conversational skills for low and high-interest topics, improve conversational reciprocity, reduce interruptions, ask questions and make comments to maintain a conversation and learn to maintain more of a '50/50' style of conversation. The teaching story can be read to your non-readers but the majority of the packet is for readers. Here's what is included:
2 pages, Cover, credits and assembly.
9 pages,Teaching Story: Conversations, a two-way street: color
9 pages, Teaching Story: Conversations: a two-way street, b&w
2 pages, Conversation Chaos script (for readers!),
2 pages. Conversation Chaos student worksheet and corresponding answer key, black and white,
1 page, Tally sheet for counting conversational turns, minimal color
1 page, Tokens for counting words or sentences in a conversation, minimal color,
1 page, Topic sorter sheet to sort high-interest and low-interest conversational topics, color, white background,
4 pages of conversational topic cards, (32 cards), black and white,
1 page of blank topic cards to individualize,
1 page, Tips, visuals to help students maintain a conversation,
4 pages Instructions sheets for all 3 activities,
2 pages, Rubric for measuring conversational reciprocity and sample IEP or therapy goals, black and white.
I have used this activity with elementary school children with aspergers and ADHD. They find it easier to improve their own conversational skills by analyzing a social script of a conversation where someone interrupts and does not involve the other person in the conversation. The activities help students improve their own self-awareness and self-monitoring skills, which are integral in making improvements in their conversational skills. The activities give them practice and improve reciprocity during low interest and high-interest conversations. Thanks for checking these activities out.
This product is also part of a bundle in my store where you will receive 20% off the price if you purchased the three items individually. Check out the Pragmatics Bundle for Conversational Skills
Looking for products to work on conversational skills with middle and high school students? You might like:
Let's talk about conversations: for middle and high school
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Copyright: 2014 Donna Miazga Updated 1/17