4: Discussion Zone - Downloadable PDFs

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Speaking and Listening:  How can we urge all students to verbalize their ideas and respectfully listen to others? This visual-building chart demonstrates how thinkers play both speaker and listener roles when taking part in productive conversations. The Speaking and Listening Chart illustrates the responsibility thinkers have to express thoughts with others in a community of learners. Once students grasp and embrace this communication flow, their voices will be heard!

  • Speaking and Listening Chart (Color, 8.5" x 11")

Discussion Zone:  How do we build student understanding of an effective conversation? This expectation-building tool provides students with the criteria necessary to aim for and maintain effective collaborative conversations. The Discussion Zone Chart lays out specific dialogue duties so that each learner can adjust involvement as necessary. Set students up for success by teaching them how to monitor their own level of engagement in all current and future communications.

  • 4_Discussion Zone Chart (Color, 8.5" x 11")