I am always looking for new ways to facilitate a discussion in my classroom. I created the "speed dating" discussion as a way to get all of my students involved. This is a perfect tool to use when you want all of your students engaged in a topic or novel.
This product includes an overview that you can give to students that explains the entire format, a graphic organizer to help keep students accountable and a list of discussion I used when I first implemented this with my To Kill a Mockingbird Unit.
For a detailed description on how to implement this discussion format, please visit my blog. I have photos and details to help get you started. However, the overview should explain the entire process clearly and succinctly.