Talking Sticks is a management strategy that encourages all students to participate equally in a discussion. The prepared discussion cards in this packet will help facilitate the discussion and keep it focused on a particular topic. The strategy can be used in any subject area, and works especially well in reading, science, and social studies. Talking Sticks can be used with the entire class, during small group instruction, or in cooperative learning groups like Literature Circles. You’ll find a dozen discussion prompts that cover a variety of subject areas, but if these don’t meet your needs, you can create your own with the editable blank discussion cards included with the product.
Literature Circles Discussion Bundle
Are you using Literature Circles or interested in getting started with classroom book clubs? The Talking Sticks Discussions pack is one of the items in my Literature Circles Discussion Bundle