Conversation Starter Topic Cards II is intended for students with social cognition/social skill needs - and for ALL students in grades 3-6. These cards do not have icons/pictures and are question cards with text only. However, this set does include visual cues that do include picture icons for increasing understanding and independence practicing these skills (asking, commenting, staying on topic).
Cooperative learning behaviors and social skills can go hand in hand in the classroom. Therefore, embedding a focused activity that teaches conversation skills and reciprocal communication skills can be useful to every teacher.
CONVERSATION STARTER CARDS II
Use these cards within a small, structured pull-out session, as a Station, Learning Center or just for fun.
This download includes: 18 Pages
54 Social Based Question cards (6 Pages, 9 per page)
9 Single Pages for WRITING and/OR DRAWING PROMPTS as an OPTION for an extended activity. Keep in mind these writing prompts can also be used as visual cues, or can be adapted by an adult for increasing success (example- add a sentence starter). They include:
--- 1. Venn Diagram - for students to write about themselves and a peer
--- 2. What did you learn about a classmate? - for students to write about something they remember and learned about a friend.
--- 3. What surprised you about an answer a classmate shared? WRITE or DRAW about it!
--- 4. What do you want to know more about? Ask your friend a question and WRITE or DRAW about it!
--- 5. Draw a picture about a story that a classmate shared.
--- 6. Choose a Topic Card and write some more about that topic.
--- 7. Write down 4 Questions that you asked a friend in the group.
--- 8. Write down 4 Comments that you said to a friend in the group.
--- 9. Write down 2 THING you WONDERED about when a
friend was taking a turn.
One Page with 3 Separate Visual Cues to help students:
"Say something back", "Ask a question back", "Make a Comment"
(Note: These are the same visual cues included in Conversation Starters Cards I)
Two pages with speaking bubbles with and without COMMENTS that can be displayed in a full page, or cut into strips for students who need to focus on learning one or two.
Print on card stock paper for best use. Cut up & stack question cards for embedding into a group activity or leave intact- and have the student choose the questions they want to ask.
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