This product is developed to help students practice conversational skills including initiating conversation, continuing conversation, changing the subject, and ending the conversation. This product works best for children age 8+. Each area of practice has 20 cards for practice in two different levels. Level one targets topics for elementary students. Level two targets topics relevant to secondary students. A total of 160 cards are included for practice.
This 50 page document includes: 160 cards and multiple posters.
The target is a great visual for working on conversations. In conversations, there is not one right or wrong answer most of the time. This makes conversations tricky. Instead of right or wrong, picture a target. When you’re having a conversation, your job is to make your listener feel comfortable and happy to talk to you. When you’re having a conversation, you can think of a target. The closer you are to the center of the target, the more comfortable your listener will be. Your goal is to hit the center of the target, by making a comment that is on-topic, expected, and respectful. If you make a comment that is just slightly off topic, you might be in the first outer ring of the target This makes your listener feel a little uncomfortable. If you make a comment that is completely irrelevant, you have missed the board completely. This will make your listener feel weird and uncomfortable.
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