Reply to a Comment, Conversation Task Cards

Grade Levels
2nd - 5th
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My students sometimes have difficulty adding to a conversation when the topic is not theirs. These cards provide examples of topics people sometimes start a conversation with and give structured practice for responding appropriately. Students read the comment or topic side and then use their reasoning to figure out a reply that could keep the conversation going without changing the topic or dominating it. Students are told that the reply is a suggested answer and it is possible to have other answers. This can be used as a group activity, with answers discussed by members of the group.

There are 24 comment cards (red bubbles) with 24 adjoining reply cards (blue arrow). Cards are rectangles 3 ½ x 2 ¼ inches. There are 4 sets to a page. Print them out on cardstock. Cut them apart on the horizontal lines. Fold the cards on the vertical lines and glue or laminate shut. This will create a sturdy card with a front and a corresponding back.

Directions are also provided for a conversation scaffolding activity.

The conversation scaffolding activity is included as a way to bring the developed skills to the conversation level, but still provide structure and a visual representation.

This set of cards has recently been updated with new clip art. If you bought this set previously, you can download the updated version for free.

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Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask questions to check understanding of information presented, stay on topic, and link their comments to the remarks of others.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.
Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).


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