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565 resources with the concept discussion skills

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End of Unit 2 Assessment, Part 1B: Fishbowl on Better Use of Water in Industry

For Teachers 7th Standards
Listen up, it's time for a Fishbowl discussion! Scholars continue their discussions about water management in industry and agriculture. After hearing both sides of the debate, pupils complete graphic organizers, deciding which sector is...
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End of Unit 2 Assessment, Part 1A: Fishbowl on Better Use of Water in Agriculture

For Teachers 7th Standards
Just keep swimming! Pupils participate in a Fishbowl discussion, sitting in two concentric circles and alternating between speaking and listening roles. During the discussion, they defend a claim about the best way to begin managing...
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Electoral College Philosophical Chairs Debate

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Because of the Electoral College, it is possible to win the popular vote in a US Presidential election and still lose the election. After researching the pros and cons of the Electoral College, class members engage in a structured debate...
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End of Unit 2 Assessment, Parts 1A and 1B: Fishbowl on Screen Time and Adolescents

For Teachers 7th Standards
Here's a surefire way to ensure that class discussions go swimmingly! Using the resource, scholars participate in a Fishbowl activity, forming two concentric circles in the classroom. As the group on the inside of the fishbowl discusses...
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Tweeting for Change

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Do some good with social media. Secondary scholars participate in a live Twitter chat focusing on social justice issues. The thought-provoking activity allows academics to set up a live chat, create responses, and express their personal...
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Is Democracy in Decline?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Has democracy outlived its usefulness? Pundits debate the topic, and now pupils weigh in, too. A reading on how democracy may be on the decline around the world, along with a structured conversation guideline, help guide scholars through...
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Achieving Diversity: The Question of Affirmative Action in College Admissions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How can a college board of trustees both increase cultural and racial diversity and offer all incoming students equal protection under the Fourteenth Amendment? Class members debate the question using readings about how colleges use...
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Mid-Unit Assessment, Part 1 and Excerpt 4 Third Read

For Teachers 7th Standards
I hear you! Scholars work on the mid-unit assessment by listening to a story told orally rather than reading it themselves. After watching a video clip of Thelma Thomas performing Harriet Tubman, they answer questions about what they...
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Mid-Unit Assessment Part 1: Writer’s Roundtable

For Teachers 7th Standards
Hear ye, hear ye, it's time for a writer's roundtable! Scholars clarify their thinking about their narrative writing project by engaging in a fishbowl discussion about their plans. As members within the inner circle discuss the topic,...
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Modeling Entry Task, Reading Notes, and Reading Strategies for Lyddie

For Teachers 7th Standards
Readers understand a text better when they discuss it with someone else. Scholars continue reading the novel Lyddie by Katherine Paterson, engaging in text-related discussions with five classmates. Next, they add to their chapter three...
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Pre-1860: Disunion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Using personas ranging from freed African Americans to wealthy plantation owners, young historians consider various points of view around the events in the days leading up to the Civil War including major milestones such as the Dred...
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Introducing the Concept of Theme: Survival in A Long Walk to Water (Chapters 1–5)

For Teachers 7th Standards
Teach the class how to survive! Scholars work together to learn the meaning of theme and determine the message  in A Long Walk to Water. After the class discusses possible ideas, they work to identify one central theme for the text. The...
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Mid-Unit 2 Assessment: Comparing Fictional and Historical Texts

For Teachers 7th Standards
Class members pair up to discuss how the author of A Long Walk to Water altered history. They then work independently on Mid-Unit 2 Assessment: Comparing Water for Sudan and A Long Walk to Water. Readers close the lesson plan thinking...
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Inferring about Character: World Café to Analyze and Discuss Points of View (Chapters 1–5)

For Teachers 7th Standards
Welcome to the World Café! Readers engage in discussions about A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. They circulate throughout the classroom, stopping at different tables to answer a discussion prompt with their classmates, and record...
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Inferring about Character: Analyzing and Discussing Points of View (Chapter 2)

For Teachers 7th Standards
Readers engage in discussion with partners to answer questions about A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. Next, they complete exit tickets, writing about how the author creates different points of view for her characters.
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Establishing Structures for Reading: Getting the Gist (Chapter 1)

For Teachers 7th Standards
Class members review expectations for successful discussions before reading chapter one of A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. They engage in a think-pair-share to discuss the gist of the text and add their thoughts to their Readers'...
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Reading the Map and Beginning Chapter 1

For Teachers 7th Standards
Seventh graders begin their study of Linda Sue Park's A Long Walk to Water by discussing scenarios related to the novel with a partner. The discussion topics invite pupils to consider how various factors, such as war and poverty,...
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Two-Way Conversation

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Four conversational levels set the mark for target speaking skills among young scholars. Designed to take place throughout every school day, peers are encouraged to hold an on-topic conversation using appropriate turn-taking and follow...
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Follow the Water by Arthur Dorros

For Students 1st Standards
Assess scholars' reading and writing capabilities with an exam that challenges learners to respond to an informative text. Through note-taking and peer discussion, pupils analyze a passage from the story, Follow the Water from Brook to...
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My Five Senses by Aliki

For Students 1st Standards
An assessment designed to examine scholars' reading comprehension skills takes place over three days. Starting with a read-aloud of My Five Senses by Aliki, learners then take notes and discuss their most memorable moments with a peer....
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Setting up for Socratic Seminars

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
You've heard of Socratic Seminars, but how do you implement them into a standard classroom? An introductory lesson includes everything you need to get your students talking, including step-by-step instructions, explanatory handouts, and...
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Reading and Talking with Peers: A Carousel of Photos and Texts about Frogs

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Frogs are the theme of a lesson plan that challenges scholars to examine photographs, read informational texts, then ask and answer questions. Scholars work collaboratelively as they rotate through stations, discuss their observations,...
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On Leave in Paris: Maps as Primary Sources

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Primary sources—even those that seem mundane—offer a window into those who experienced history. Using a Red Cross map offered to soldiers stationed in Paris after World War II alongside worksheet questions, scholars consider what life...
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The War in Europe: Evaluating Historic Decisions

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
War brings a whole new set of ethical dilemmas. From deciding whether to enlist in a segregated and racist Army to whether to sacrifice civilian lives to prepare for a critical D-Day invasion, leaders during World War II faced many...