Conversation Skills: Keep it Going

Are you looking for resources to help your students build their conversational skills? An important part of communicating effectively is responding when someone is talking to you. This helps move the conversation along and keeps it going.

Check out the social skills PowerPoint module our educational consultants created to teach your students about conversation skills and appropriate responses.

Topics such as: types of responses (answers, feedback, questions), turn taking, conversational transitions, and how to end a conversation.

Included in the module is a PowerPoint lesson, activity sheets for your students to practice what they are learning, a mini-schedule, and additional lesson resources.

Teach your students about conversational skills and encourage them to practice with their peers until they feel more comfortable keeping a conversation going!

Special Education Consultant/Author: Andee Morris, M.Ed.

Powerpoint Presentation:

Conversation Skills: Keep it Going

Resource Materials:

Conversation Skills: Keep it Going Activity Sheet 1

Conversation Skills: Keep it Going Activity Sheet 2

Conversation Skills: Keep it Going Outline and Materials

Conversation Skills: Keep it Going Mini Schedule

Conversation Skills: Keep it Going Homework

Conversation Skills: Keep it Going Parent Note

Conversation Skills: Keep it Going Teacher Alert

Conversation Skills: Keep it Going Social Power Point Card

Pre/Post Assessment

A pre and post lesson assessment is included in each lesson. Use of the assessment is an instructor preference.  Many of the ‘homework’ pages for a lesson can be used as a pre/post assessment device alone or as part of the provided assessment.  Each homework page can be checked by the instructor as well as the student.

Review all included pages of the lesson to determine what ‘assessment’ method will meet your needs.  If the student is able to achieve a + in the majority of items of the pre-assessment, or if the student has been observed to display the skill topic of the lesson often, then the lesson may not be introduced or can be taught with a group as review and/or reinforcement.

Conversation SKills: Keep It Going Pre/Post Assessment

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