Talking Sticks is a management strategy that encourages all students to participate equally in a discussion. The ready-to-use discussion cards in this packet will help facilitate the discussion and keep it focused on a particular topic. Editable discussion cards are also included to make it easy to customize the wording on the task cards.
The Talking Sticks 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. This product includes a dozen pages of discussion prompts that cover a variety of subject areas, but if these don’t meet your needs, you can modify them or create your own with the editable discussion cards included.
Newly Updated with Editable Discussion Cards!
This product includes 12 pages of discussion cards for a wide range of subjects. I have just added editable PowerPoint versions of all 12 sets of discussion cards to make it easy to modify for the wording on the cards for your students. You can also use the editable blank template to create your own discussion cards!
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