Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Situational Conversations

  1. Prepare several index cards with different situations written on them that your students can identify with. For example:
    You and your friend find $500 in a library book. You want to find the owner of the money, but your friend thinks you should split it amongst yourselves. Write the conversation that would take place.
  2. Have your students select a card, without looking at the stack, and write the conversation that would occur for that particular situation. You might want to encourage students to act out these situations as a class presentation.
  3. For more advanced learners, have them depict the situation from various perspectives.

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