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Conduct a classroom conversation about communication using this resource as a jumping-off point. For this The Learning Network activity, learners read an excerpt from The New York Times opinion piece, "The Flight From Conversation," and respond to a series of questions about conversation in modern times. Their response can be published on paper or directly onto the web page.
Conduct a written literary discussion and diminish stress about public writing. Class members, already arranged into literature circles, compose and post responses to novels, signing with initials or class number. The process continues until each member of each literature circle has had a chance to contribute to the conversation several times. The anonymity of the conversation gives every learner the chance to participate and interact with literature in a low-stress environment!
English learners participate in a discussion role-play activity. They identify topics that will assist them in communicating with native English speakers such as discussing the weather or social events. They define small talk, get acquainted with relevant vocabulary, and participate in role-play conversations with classmates.
Do you have some shy kids in your classroom? This worksheets provides them with five tips on starting a conversation. After reading each tip, they are asked to write about a personal experience with someone. This conversation worksheet will be useful for kids both in and outside of school. If you are doing a unit on interviews, this is a great resource to use as a supplement.
Practice converting units of measurement and reading data from a table. Young learners study a conversion table at the top of the page, and use the information about converting units of capacity (ounces, cups, quarts, etc.) to solve the 24 problems. Use this resource as a quiz or as a homework assignment to extend your lesson.
Good dialogue in a narrative moves the story forward, creates tension, and reveals something about the characters and their relationships with one another. The series of exercises included in this resource give writers a chance to practice crafting conversations between their characters. Although part of a series of lessons, the exercises could be applied to any study of dialogue. Referenced worksheets are not included.
Students play a BINGO game where the answers are conversions of measurements. In this conversion lesson plan, students convert inches into feet and yards, and vice versa. After the BINGO game, students discuss how the game went and why being able to convert measurements is important.
Build social and conversation skills with a fun game! Special needs and children with autism can play this game to practice asking friendly questions and giving appropriate responses. After playing, have them ask one person a friendly question on their own. A game board is not included, but one can be made easily.