Conversation Lesson: Multinationals - Help or Hindrance?
Students engage in a debate regarding the status of nationals versus multinationals as a way of improving their conversation skills. The format for the debate is imbedded in this plan.
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Conversation Pieces: A Verb Tense Activity
Teach your English language learners about conversations by inviting them to participate in a conversation about an interesting object. Through this conversation, learners will naturally use various verb tenses and practice asking and...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 5
Once you find and evaluate your sources, it's time to discern the most useful information. Practice annotation and taking notes in a research lesson based on questions derived from Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation.
9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
How Interesting Is It?
Discussing topics that other people are interested in is a key social skill that can often be overlooked. Here is a resource that supports learners in developing this life skill by first prompting them to consider a wide range of...
2nd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Girders and Wrecking Ball Activity
As learners build the "girders" of conversation by staying consistent on a particular topic, they avoid the "wrecking ball" of an off-topic comment. To help students develop this important conversation skill, this resource provides them...
K - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Technological Grand Conversations
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...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Student Opinion: When Did You Have a Great Conversation?
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...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Appropriate Topics of Conversation
Conversation skills are key for having good social skills, but it can be tough for some especially those with autism. Use an activity that walks ASD pupils through topics that are and aren't appropriate for various audiences as they fill...
K - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable