Both second and third grade Common Core standards include strands for Speaking and Listening. I'm going to use these cute pirate graphics to reinforce these skills at the beginning of the next school year and again throughout the year.
Students choose a topic, go over the rules for speaking and listening, and start their discussions.
Each student has three ship cards to start with, but will lose one each time he doesn't follow a rule.
Just click on the link above to get hooked!
And please leave a comment. I want to hear how you teach conversation skills, too.