The Discussion Stoplight - a Tool for Facilitating Classroom Discussions

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The Discussion Stoplight is a visual tool to help you manage an engaging classroom discussion! Help students name their discourse actions and visually display student participation.

This discussion tool is a quick and easy way to set the foundation for having academic discourse.

Included are the cards for: Add On, New Idea, Repeat, and Critique.

Update! We also have the Spanish translation available!

This tool is appropriate for all grade levels.

We developed this for use during our NGSS science unit discussions in a kindergarten classroom, but has also been used during literacy and math discussions.

We suggest printing the stoplight on cardstock, laminating it, and then attaching magnets to the back (we like these business card magnets - [amazon affiliate link]).

To see more of our products and to see how we use this tool in the classroom, check out our website at www.allcirclesoflearning.com!

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