Student Led Discussion Cards for Any Text

Grade Levels
1st - 4th
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27 pages
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Student Led Discussion Cards for Any Text

Looking for a way to improve your student’s academic conversations? We all know kids like to talk, so why not give them the chance to do it an organized and meaningful way? These cards are designed to fuel academic conversation surrounding fiction and non-fiction text.

Included in this pack:

-20 Literature text based question cards
-16 Informational text based question cards
-4 standards aligned student self-checking rubric so students can rate themselves on their engagement in the discussion. Also includes a teacher column for responsive feedback from teacher
-Blank self-checking rubric
-Teacher quick checklist for quick assessment of their student’s progression in their speaking and listening standards through observation
“Chatting Rules” poster so students can know and understand the conversation expectations.
-Editable blank “Chatting Rules” poster so you can come up with discussion expectations as a group
-Grade level CCSS alignment reference chart for discussion cards.
Total Pages
27 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (e.g., presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate (e.g., small-group discussion); use formal English when appropriate to task and situation.
Add audio recordings and visual displays to presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.
Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points.
Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.


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