Chain Connection and Un-Connection Activity

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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 nonverbal reminder to remain on point.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use during a whole-group discussion to encourage pupils to remain on point and avoid off-topic sidebars
  • Give children strategies for how to get back on point after breaking the chain of conversation
Classroom Considerations

  • Resource originally designed to address learners with special needs, particularly children on the autism spectrum

  • Several pages of chain printables are included
  • Bright colors are useful as a visual reference

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