These 10 simple strategies will engage your students in discussion and help you meet the Speaking and Listening Core standards. The colorful posters are ready to print and hang or project in your classroom for easy reference when you want kids to talk about topics or text. Introduce a few at a time then mix it up throughout the year to maintain high student engagement during discussions.
Strategy Posters and Materials Included:
1. Conversation Chips
2. Colored Conversation
3. Partner Talk
4. String Speech
5. 4 Corner Quad
6. Talking Text
7. Catch the Lie
8. Conversation Stick
9. Stand and Share
10. Think and Share
We have also included strategy materials where applicable along with student recording/accountability pages that can be implemented along with these discussion strategies.
Are you tired of using the same discussion strategy over and over again? If you love the tried and true strategy "Turn and Talk" but are ready to add more discussion strategies to your teaching tool belts, these activities are just for you!
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Please be aware that our 5 Step Lesson Planning Guide includes similar posters to the ones that come with this download. If you already own the 5 Step Lesson Planning Guide, you have some of these posters, although you do not have the recording/accountability sheets that accompany each strategy.
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