Conversation - Which school do we choose?
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Students engage in a discussion about the reasons for learning English in order to develop their English fluency. They engage in a simulation which is imbedded in this lesson plan.
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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
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Student Opinion: When Did You Have a Great Conversation?
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