Hey guys! I wanted to show you some of my favorite ways to work on Staying on Topic. This is something most of us are working on at some point, and I wanted to point out that we’ve already made all the tools you’ll need! Our goal here is to support you so you can have the best sessions possible; saving you time and providing fun tools for your students!
Objective: Staying on Topic
Age: Pre-K-K and Elementary
Print out the following visual tools, read about each concept you’ll introduce, and select which materials you think will be best for your students.
This concept is as simple as it gets. Use the bullseye and target visual to remind students that they are staying on topic.
Puzzle pieces are a great way for students to visualize making comments that connect back to each other. Use our puzzle pieces below for a fun activity and practice!
Start with our Staying on Topic Modeling Video Lesson for a short introduction to the skill. Make sure to talk about:
Watch the Staying on Topic Social Skills in Action Video Lesson. During or after watching, talk about:
Finish up with the Staying on Topic Video Companion Worksheet so students can practice matching comments to the topic. Another fun idea would be to cut out blank puzzle pieces and ask your students to think about other people in the group and what they like to talk about so they can expand on topics beyond their personal favorites.
To continue working on and expanding this topic, I recommend the following activities: