Students are shown a topic with suggestions for sentence starters and are given a minute to think about the topic and write down some ideas on a sticky note. The next slide removes prompts and students are instructed to talk to their partner for one minute. Sticky notes can be collected on butcher paper for each topic for formative assessment and future reference. More that fifteen different prompts around the topic of family, friends, pets, and ideal companions. Also includes rejoinder suggestions to keep the conversation going.