Waiting Your Turn to Speak

This Waiting Your Turn to Speak activity & project also includes:

Have you ever been so excited to talk that you interrupted another person? Help young conversationalists wait their turn to speak with a social skills activity. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Set up a Socratic seminar to model the back-and-forth flow of a conversation
  • Use in a counseling office or resource center
Classroom Considerations

  • Designed for learners with autism, but applicable for mainstream classes as well
Pros

  • Compares a conversation to a tennis game as a real-life example
  • Promotes brainstorming, critical thinking, and collaboration
Cons

  • None