Add depth to small group discussions and extend your students' listening and speaking skills with these discussion mats and role cards. Great for literature circle discussions and critical thinking conversations in any subject, these mats help structure conversations so that students know how to contribute, and can challenge each other's thinking in safe ways. In time, your students will automatically summarize their ideas, make relevant connections, consider different viewpoints, and justify their thinking with evidence. Then you can extend the Conversation MATters framework into their writing!
This product provides a framework for addressing the Common Core anchor standards for listening and speaking.
My FREE 'iconversations' download would be a useful companion resource for showing students how to add value in face-to-face and online discussions!