Sustaining Conversations


9.S.1 Contribute to class, group and partner discussions, sustaining conversations on a variety of appropriate and relevant academic topics by following turn-taking and answer relevant on-topic questions, affirm others, provide additional , relevant information, paraphrase and evaluate, analyze and synthesize key ideas.

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Starting and developing a conversation is a needed skill in our social, academic and professional life. A conversation is an informal interchange of thoughts and information, therefore it requires various participants. Each participant has an active role to sustain the conversation. To keep the conversation going they must ask and answer questions, make statements and agree or disagree.

Throughout this lesson the student will:  

  • ask and answer questions to sustain a conversation;
  • create dialogues;
  • take turns in a conversation.

This lesson’s content is of high educational quality. It is designed with a model of a conceptualization, definitions, examples, practice exercises and test with different levels of complexity. In addition, it includes rubrics for an objective evaluation.


16 items in example section

38 items in exercise practice

34 items in test

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