5: Discussion Zone - Downloadable PDFs
Speaking and Listening Learning Community: 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. This Learning Community 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!
- Learning Community Chart: Speaking and Listening (Color, 8.5" x 11")
Discussion Zone: These expectation-building tools provide 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. The Discussion Rules Chart provides clear examples of conversation rules to follow for multiple, ongoing exchanges. Whether used whole group, small group, or one and one, these essential tools anchor dialogue participants and set students up for success by teaching them how to monitor their own level of engagement in all current and future communications.
- Fifth_Discussion Zone Chart (Color, 8.5" x 11")
- Fifth_Discussion Rules Chart (Color, 8.5" x 11")