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Everyday Speech skill: Conversation Topics

Lesson Plans to Teach Conversation Topics

As children begin establishing the building blocks for how to communicate with others, it’s important to equip them with conversational tools for what to communicate with others. Many kids will identify with the frozen feeling of being unsure what to say next, how to answer a question or how to continue a conversation. As a result, many educators are seeing the need to teach conversation skills to all students in a general education setting.

Over time, conversational cues and topics of conversation may become more natural for some students, but extra guidance and education can help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Disabilities and other social and emotional needs to find their footing faster.

Sequence of goals for: Conversation Topics
  • 1
    Making Connected Comments Making Connected Comments
  • 2
    Topic Radar(How to Pick the Topic) Topic Radar
  • 3
    Topic Surfing(Shifting the Topic) Topic Surfing
  • 4
    Think It or Say It(Using a Filter) Think It or Say It
  • 5
    The Two W's(Making Small Talk) The Two W's

Put These Skills to the Test With the Everyday Speech Curriculum

Everyday Speech offers multiple lessons with modeling videos, games and activities designed to help children become more confident, comfortable conversationalists. Children will learn how to stay on topic through making connected comments, picking a topic, shifting to a new topic, using a conversational filter and making small talk with others. They’ll have the chance to practice these newfound skills through various activities and worksheets and will be encouraged to continue practicing their conversational skills with their friends and families!

Access Pre-Designed Lessons With No Prep Work!

Whether inside or outside the classroom, understanding the foundations of engaging conversation is key to building successful relationships. Tap into Everyday Speech’s professionally designed program to access a host of ready-made lesson plans and learning materials. We’re here to take the lesson planning burden from hardworking teachers and diverse learning professionals. Simply guide each child through the material, much of which is customizable to various ages and skill levels.

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Everyday Speech’s curriculum is designed to meet your needs, whether you’re teaching SEL skills to an entire class or working with students in small groups and one-on-one settings. To begin using materials from our Conversation Topics skills unit, sign up for a free 30-day trial at no obligation — you can cancel at any time. Get ready for a new style of learning today!

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