Sometimes I get a great idea and it takes me a day to whip up the material for my students. This product was not that easy. I’ve been working on it since January. Three months later and I’m finally sharing it!
This product is developed to help students practice conversational skills including initiating conversation, continuing conversation, changing the subject, and ending the conversation. This product works best for children age 8+. Each area of practice has 20 cards for practice in two different levels. Level one targets topics for elementary students. Level two targets topics relevant to secondary students. A total of 160 cards are included for practice.
Use this poster to explain the concept to your students. The whole point of having a conversation with someone is to share information and leave your listener feeling happy and relaxed. When we say off topic, rude, or weird comments that makes the other person feel stress, annoying, weird, etc. Use the target to explain which topics/comments are right on the mark and which ones miss the target. As they get farther from the center, the listener feels more uncomfortable.
Practice will post-it notes on a big target.
This example shows a situation followed by examples at each level of the target.
160 cards included target beginning conversations, continuing conversation, changing the subject,and ending the conversation.
I’ve also included teaching posters for each of the conversational skills to act as a jumping off point for discussion.
This product has been perfect for some of my later elementary and middle school students. Feel free to laminate the cards, and write directly on the target on each one. That’s what we have been doing. I made each card pretty large, but you can always print ‘half size’ if you’d like!
You can find this product for sale over at TpT in my shop!
What do you think? Could you use this? Leave me a comment below and I’ll send a freebie to one lucky reader!