So you have got the Common Core and you have the text...now what? The Question, Interview, Observe Discussion Activity will get your students engaging in meaningful ways both with text and with each other! This discussion module is perfect for any teacher who wishes to bring meaningful discussion to their classroom and wants an activity that makes working with text more hands on. This activity is designed to be very flexible in both content and timing...you decide both. This 11 page document will guide you through the discussion module as well as provide you with student handouts, a rubric, discussion cards and even an activity for a student who has been absent and shows up for class the day you are prepared to discuss text. Good luck and happy teaching!
**The basis for this discussion module is from Brookfield & Preskill's work on Discussion as a Way of Teaching.**