This is a collection of open-ended conversation templates, originally created to help students process written text. However, they also work very well for helping children develop ideas in other subject areas, such as science and math.
And they're a fun modern twist on the old teacher-student dialogue journals. Try one with a student who might be experiencing some personal challenges. It's a nice private way for students to process their thoughts and feelings in writing before discussing it out loud.
There are several templates varying in bubble size, shape, and amount per page. There are also unlined and lined versions to assist with handwriting.
Some templates are blank and some include a conversation starter. You can start with these or write your own on a blank template. This is a great way to personalize your instruction and connect with the particular book or topic you're developing.
Sample Literary Conversation Starters
• Which character in this book would make the best friend?
• How do you think the main character should solve the problem?
• Do you like the way the story ended?
• I'm mad about...
• Here's a question I still have...
• LOL! I thought it was funny when...
• I don't understand why the author...
• The most interesting part was when...
• I wish the author would change...
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