Working with older students on social skills can be difficult at times. Convincing students with pragmatic deficits to role-play can be challenging and monitoring spontaneous conversations can be difficult. This activity set was developed to facilitate staying on topic in a structured setting and provide students with the opportunity to analyze social interactions.
An anchor page is provided with tips for maintaining conversations. Following this, students can sort short conversations by whether or not they stayed on topic. Next, five conversations are provided for students to fix conversations that did not stay on topic. Six questions are provided for students to break down the conversation before repairing it. Last, five conversations are provided for students to complete. Again, six questions are provided for analysis before students choose how they would complete the conversation.