Conversation Skills | Conversation Starters and Topics

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The Gift of Gab
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4th - 8th
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Knowing where to start when teaching conversation skills can be confusing. It is an important topic and needs to be taught intentionally. This social activity helps students learn the fundamentals of conversation skills by strategically breaking down this complex social skill into manageable step by step instructions, so that you can leave your session feeling confident and productive.

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This Resource Includes:

  • Vocabulary Introduction Lesson: This lesson suggestion walks you through teaching the necessary vocabulary to teach before learning conversation skills.
  • How To Have A Conversation Visual Checklist: These visual symbols to help students remember the steps to having a successful conversation.
  • Teaching Worksheets: The worksheets explains the 7 basic steps of having a conversation: smiling/looking, taking turns, staying on topic, finding common interests, asking questions, adding comments, ending the conversation politely. There are three story options: a version with no clip art for students to draw their own pictures, a version with color clip art, and a version with B/W clip art.
  • Check For Understanding Quiz: This quiz lets you know that your students were able to comprehend the story.
  • Practice Asking Questions: This worksheet gives students pretend scenarios and prompts for them to practice asking questions.
  • Practice Finding Common Interests: This worksheet helps students identify their interests and walks them through the process of finding common interests with others.
  • Practice Making Comments: This worksheet gives students the opportunity to practice making comments when given pretend scenarios.
  • Ending the Conversation: This worksheet gives students the opportunity to discuss appropriate ways to end a conversation when given pretend scenarios.
  • 18 conversation starter cards (plus a blank page: Use these prompts to practice the conversation skills your students learned from the story and activities!
  • Download the preview to see what it looks like!

This resource is also aligned with Common Core and TEKS.

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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Pose and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information, and make comments that contribute to the discussion and link to the remarks of others.
Pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others.
Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.
Pose questions that elicit elaboration and respond to others’ questions and comments with relevant observations and ideas that bring the discussion back on topic as needed.
Pose questions that connect the ideas of several speakers and respond to others’ questions and comments with relevant evidence, observations, and ideas.

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