In need of a resource for teaching conversation topics to your middle schoolers? Look no further, download our free middle school conversation topics material!
You can successfully teach the art of creating and maintaining conversation topics with Everyday Speech’s free middle school conversation topics material! This material focuses on the concept of ‘Making Connected Comments’, a conversation topic goal that teaches students to connect their comments to previous comments made in a conversation. This helps to stay on topic and drive the conversation forward.
Before using our free conversation topics material, start with the basics of making connected comments. Teach your students that when we make connected comments, we are being sure that we way say is related to, or on-topic, with what the other person in the conversation was saying. A conversation is like a puzzle and each piece should match!
Brainstorm a list of 10 conversation topics with your student. Then have your student come up with two to three additional topics, or subtopics, that relate to each of the 10 topics. This exercise will teach your student to stretch their thinking and expand their thoughts in order to formulate new ideas for possible conversation topics.
Our free Making Connected Comments activity will provide your students with the opportunity to practice staying on topic to help drive or keep the conversation going!
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