A three-week unit that teaches students how to participate in classroom discussions so that they do the "heavy-lifting." This unit is based on the work of Paul Bambrick-Santoyo and his book "Good Habits, Great Readers." These habits of discussion can be used in other academic areas throughout the day. It is aligned to the Common Core State Standards in the area of Listening and Speaking. The 60-page product is complete with a unit plan document, three weeks of scripted lessons, as well as independent practice sheets for students. This product is ready for teachers to print and implement tomorrow! No extra work required.
Note: All though this unit was originally created for use in my first grade classroom, it can be transferred to other elementary grade levels.