Question and Answer: Activities to work on conversation

Grade Levels
2nd - 8th
Formats Included
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38 pages
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I used these activities with my higher skilled middle school students that have Intellectual Disabilities. Most are verbal and do best when provided visual supports. This activity can most certainly be used with younger students working on conversation and interview skills. Job interviewing is still a concept most of my students had trouble relating to, but answering/asking formal questions and initiating/responding to formal greetings is a skill they will need later in life when they become adults and hopefully (fingers crossed) have a job or are contributing in the community.

We worked on learning about job interviewing, expected vs. unexpected during a job interview and initiating/responding to formal greetings.

The follow up activities work on the necessary skills for job interviewing such as turn taking, greetings, asking/answering questions, and non-verbal body language.

Included in this pack:

-Lesson plan outline for greetings, talking with friends and job interview skills. (Pages 4-6)
-Visual greeting poster to help with discussion about how we greet people differently. (Page 7)
-Question and answer visuals to help students know when to ask and/or answer a question. (Pages 8-9)
-”All my favorites” fill in the blank worksheets (Pages 10-11)
-Visuals for asking “favorite questions” (Pages 12-13)
-Making “comments” visuals with a formal and informal option. (Pages 14-15)
Visual supports for “answering” questions when asked about favorite things. (Pages 16-24)
Rate my communication self reflection. sheet and visual poster cheat sheet (Page 25-26)
Expected vs. unexpected file folder template for job interviews, talking with peers, and greetings with blank sheets to customize. (Pages 27-37)

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Total Pages
38 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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