Discussion Skills Lessons and Activities

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Laura Candler
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2nd - 5th, Homeschool
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30 pages
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Simple and easy to use! I was looking for something to help my students who shy away from discussions and this gave me great ideas to use with them!
This was wonderful! I used it to with both my distant and face-to-face students. Our group discussions improved and the children enjoyed the days when we discussed the novel we were reading.
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Do your students know how to have REAL discussions where they actually listen to each other and link their ideas to others in the group? If not, Discussion Connections has the tools you need to foster effective cooperative learning discussions. This product includes five lessons that make it easy for K-8 teachers to meet CCSS standards for speaking and listening and to foster effective text-based discussions. Not all lessons can be used with all grade levels, so preview this packet before purchasing to see what's included.

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Total Pages
30 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).
Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Build on others’ talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges.


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