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117 resources with the concept discussion skills

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Fishbowl Discussion

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Filter young teenagers' opinions and perspectives with a classic fishbowl discussion. Given any topic relevant to your curriculum, a group of class members engage in discussion for their peers to observe.
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Socratic Seminar

For Teachers 7th - 12th
New to the socratic seminar format? Check out a resource that not only provides the rationale for the procedure and step-by-step directions, but also provides a list of suggested topics, rules and model statements.
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Tuck Everlasting: Discussion Web Strategy

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Guide learners through a discussion about Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting with a helpful graphic organizer. As they read through the novel, individuals note their reactions to statements about the book's themes, and fill out a chart...
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The Art of Listening

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Conversation isn't just about talking. Help you class work on the important conversational skills with a lesson about listening. As youngsters practice making statements and asking attentive questions, they reflect on the way they listen...
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Communication

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Especially tricky for language is understanding the line between inappropriate, confrontational, (in)effective, (un)reasonable and diplomatic English. The activities in the resource permit class members to practice communicating using...
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The Lightning Thief: During Reading Strategy

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
After reading up to page 371 of Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, get insight into how Percy felt making a major decision through active discussion strategies that enable both academic and thoughtful...
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Maniac Magee: Picture Book Strategy

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Who would have thought to explore the concept of race through children's literature?  After reading Bell Hooks' picture book, Skin Again, and chapter sixteen of Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee, class members consider whether skin color...
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Maniac Magee: Fishbowl Discussion

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Split the class into two groups for a fishbowl discussion using of Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee. The first group initiates the conversation by reviewing the important points of Chapter thirteen while group two members are listening,...
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Walk Two Moons: Discussion Web

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Is Phoebe a good friend to Sal or not? After reading chapters twenty-five and twenty-six of Walk Two Moons, class members use the provided graphic organizer to develop an argumentative piece. Writers must decide if the two main...
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Zombie Ants

For Students 8th - 10th
One of the creepiest and coolest natural occurrences is a great forum for data analysis and discussion! Explore the phenomenon of zombie ants, or ants infected with the Cordyceps fungus, with a series of activities and experiments. Kids...
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Groupworld: A Group Imagination Activity to Promote Group Cooperation and Compromise

For Teachers 2nd - 7th Standards
Teach learners how to communicate and collaborate in a discussion on a shared project with this rich activity. It asks participants to channel their unique imaginations to produce a fictional "groupworld", while adhering to proper...
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Green Zone Common Ground Conversation Starter Worksheets

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Finding common ground and building conversation can often prove a difficult task for many. Help learners build this important social skill using this resource, which includes a Venn diagram worksheet and sentence prompts to help learners...
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The Conversation Box

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Learners on the autism spectrum can have difficulty maintaining a two-way, reciprocal conversation. Support these students with the Conversation Box activity, in which they practice conversations with their peers using the prompts and...
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Girders and Wrecking Ball Activity

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
As learners build the "girders" of conversation by staying consistent on a particular topic, they avoid the "wrecking ball" of an off-topic comment. To help students develop this important conversation skill, this resource provides them...
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Chain Connection and Un-Connection Activity

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Learners practice remaining on topic during a conversation using printouts of chains as visual models for their work. Chains are placed in sequence while students stay on a shared topic of conversation, and a broken chain is used as a...
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Literature Circle Packet

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Looking to set up literature circles in your class? Use these materials to support pupils when they meet in groups. Pupils take on various roles over the course of reading and meet with their groups to share the work they have done on...
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Crispin: The End of Time

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Crispin: the End of Time is the core text for this teaching guide, a valuable resource for those who use Avi's trilogy as whole-class reading, in book circles, or as independent reading.
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Learning Cubes

For Students 1st - 7th
Add a game-like aspect to class discussion or writing with a die that has something other than numbers on it. You or your learners can roll the die to decide if it's time analyze, compare and contrast, describe, explain and illustrate,...
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Phineas Gage: Four Corners Discussion Strategy

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How far do your pupils think we should go in the name of science? Class members respond to questions relating to chapter three of Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science and then participate in a four corners...
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My Antonia: Problematic Situations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Introduce your class to the characters from My Antonia by Willa Cather in a unique way. Given a hypothetical situation about an atomic bomb shelter and a list of character descriptions, pupils must decide which characters get to stay in...
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How Do You Like to Learn?

For Students 6th - 12th
Use this worksheet to gather insight into the types of activities assignments that each of your students prefers, and create an effective, student-centered learning environment.
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Teaching Guide Charlotte's Web

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Enrich your study of Charlotte's Web by E.B. White with this useful resource. Included here are 22 discussion questions, 15 extension ideas, and 10 curriculum questions that cover characters, plot, farming, and much, much more.
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Discussion Web: Ender's Game

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Designed to encourage readers to consider both sides of of the question of whether Ender is responsible for the death of all the buggers, individuals search for examples from Orson Scott Card's popular science fiction novel, Ender's Game...
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Give Me Five Poster (Good Listening Rules)

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Stop struggling to get the attention of your class members by establishing a concrete, manageable system from the get-go. Here is a poster that sets forth five specific rules for good listeners, from keeping your eyes on the speaker to...