Language Expansion

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Improve your pupils' language skills with these discussions and activities. There are four topics included here, and each is paired with discussion prompts (small group and whole class), student handouts, and teacher notes. After participating in these conversations, your learners will be much more well-versed in talking about crime and punishment, honesty, time travel, and technology.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Extend the vocabulary portion of each lesson by asking learners to draw or describe the new words
  • Provide sentence frames for pupils to use as they discuss to encourage flowing conversation and academic language
  • Incorporate writing after each discussion by requiring individuals to write brief paragraphs about a situation they found interesting during their conversations
Classroom Considerations
  • Find tips for teaching conversation at the end of the document
  • These are high-interest, but possibly controversial, topics meant to encourage fluent conversation
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Comes with plenty of questions to ask pupils in addition to handouts and vocabulary
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