Your students don't know how to have academic discussions unless you teach them how! This bundle features a Discussion Expectations poster and a Speaking & Discussion Frames poster. Use the two before and during any class discussion or activity that involves speaking with one another.
The speaking frames help students to
-add information (and ensure they are actively listening to people before them)
-disagree (in a respectful manner)
-shift the conversation
-introduce a quote (or reference a text)
The Discussion Expectations remind students, among other things, to be respectful and to participate. The Speaking Bubbles are used to ensure all students participate equally in a discussion.
Whether you want your students to discuss an idea or a text in groups, hold a class discussion (or Socratic Seminar), or debate an issue, these posters and speaking bubbles will help your students learn how to speak about ideas academically. English Learners can especially benefit from the speaking frames!
Middle School by C.Evans