Effective Conversations

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This lesson plan can be adjusted to fit the particular needs of your students. If you don’t already have a system for evaluation in place, try and assess which parts of conversation your children need to work on and focus your practice on those aspects.

Effective Conversations Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Effective Conversations
  • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on Effective Conversations
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

The lesson on effective conversations can help steer your students in the right direction so they can politely and successfully communicate with their peers and adults.  This lesson plan can be adjusted to fit the particular needs of your students.  If you don’t already have a system for evaluation in place, try and assess which parts of conversation your children need to work on and focus your practice on those aspects.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instructions: 

  1. Ask your kids- what is a conversation? Come up with a definition together and write it on the board.
  2. Now ask your students what they like other people to do when they are having a conversation? What do they dislike? Write these lists down too. Make sure key points are mentioned even if you need to prompt them a little.
  3. Read the book My Mouth is a Volcano! By Julia Cook.
  4. Discuss interrupting and the ideas and tactics in the book.
  5. Hand out learning pages and homework assignment.
  6. Discuss elements of a good conversation.
  7. Run practice conversations focusing on listening, taking turns, asking questions and staying on topic.
  8. Ask your students to think of topics they could use to start a conversation. What are they interested in and knowledgeable about? Make a list on the board.
  9. Do the practice sheet.
  10. Review and discuss the conversation map.

Common Core State Standards: 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.1 , CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.3

Class Sessions (45 minutes): 2 class sessions

Additional Resources: 

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Additional information

Grade Level

1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

Subject

Language Arts