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117 resources with the concept discussion skills

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100 Ice-Breaker Questions

For Students 6th - 12th
What if you could ease your English language learners into class with engaging questions? You can do just that with these questions. The questions, designed to prepare learners for working with English, are grouped by topics, such as...
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Let's Discuss Current Events

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Investigate articles from the daily news and share opinions with classmates. Using current events, learners view a news program without sound and predict what news is being discussed by analyzing the visuals. Then they read news articles...
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Don't Believe the Type: Internet Ethics

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What is Internet fraud? Explore Internet ethics and engage in a collaborative discussion. In order to create a Guide to Internet Honesty, learners read and discuss the article "A Beautiful Life, A Tragic Death, a Fraud Exposed." Then...
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Creating Classroom Rules

For Teachers K - 2nd
Perfect for establishing classroom protocols, this activity gets even the youngest learners thinking about rules and their consequences. The instructional activity begins with a discussion and a reading of the poem Humpty Dumpty that...
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Creating a Classroom Constitution

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Youngsters identify and interpret the importance of having rules in order to maintain order at home, at school, in their community, and in the United States. They create a working Classroom Constitution that governs the classroom and...
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Show And Tell

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Have you ever saved your money to buy something you really wanted? Elementary schoolers share how they saved their money for things they wanted, and they bring in one or two items that they bought with their personal savings.
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Taking Age into Account

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Have your class consider the issue of minors' accountability for their crimes. They discuss specific cases and the general issue of juvenile crime in round table discussions. Use this lesson to emphasize the rules and individual roles...
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Individuality vs. Conformity

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Have your middle schoolers participate in numerous activities designed to spark their awareness of literature. They express ideas and concerns clearly and respectfully in conversations and group discussions. Next, they view a music...
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Book Discussions in a Reading Partnership

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Do you have a lot of different reading levels in your class? Pair kids up by level and have them choose a book to read independently. They will make predictions, ask questions, make connections, etc. Consider creating a general reading...
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Touching Spirit Bear: Anticipatory Guide

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Will Peter and Cole ever forgive one another? Anticipation guides contain questions such as this to help teach readers how to make predictions about a text. First out of a series of five resources, the guide is full of statements about...
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Running Out of Time: Problematic Situation

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What would you take with you if you were traveling on your own to a different place? A different time? Pupils decide individually and then in groups what the main character of Running Out of Time should take on her trip. Coming to a...
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Texas Kid Writes Book About Presidents

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Arranged into small groups, learners read a paragraph of the news story "Texas Kid Writes Book About Presidents." As one reads, others mark the text (underlining important information and writing notes in the margin of the story). After...
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DEBATES

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Are you planning a debate for your language arts units? Use this lesson to work on debate and discussion procedure, as well as asking thoughtful questions. Middle schoolers work in pairs or small teams to complete research, develop...
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Guest Speaker Preparation: A Cooperative Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Are you planning to have a guest speaker talk to your class? Prepare in advance and help your class transform into an engaged and thoughtful audience. Before the visit, young writers work cooperatively to brainstorm what they want to...
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A Guide to Getting Along: Listening

For Teachers K - 3rd
Here is an effective way to have your charges practice and model important listening skills. After a short review of effective active listening concepts, such as using body language, summarizing what the other person said, and asking...
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Media Literacy Skills

For Teachers 3rd
You're on camera! Third graders find a news story and research it to get more information. Everyone uses their found information to write a script and create their own news broadcast!
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Learning the Rules with "Never Spit on Your Shoes"

For Teachers 1st
Foster a sense of community by having youngsters work together to create a list of classroom rules. They draw pictures of their hopes for first grade after reading a children's book as a group. They also discuss why it is important to...
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South Africa

For Students 9th - 10th
Have your class learn about South Africa and prepare for a discussion using this resource. Learners read a 3-page article about the nation and then note details about apartheid, Afrikaners, Nelson Mandela, and more on the provided...
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Getting the Whole Class Talking

For Teachers K - 12th
Have your young readers engage in activities to stimulate group discussions. They question one another using jigsaw puzzle pieces and interview each other to find five things they have in common. They create a biography of a famous...
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Facilitating the Difficult Dialogue: Role Plays

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students share stories and role play about a time when they participated in, or facilitated, a discussion on racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, or another form of oppression that took an unexpected turn and caused conflict that was...
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Mr. Lincoln's Way

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Mr. Lincoln's Way. For this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and...