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Thinking and discussion skills

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Opinions on short stories
A selection of quotes for students to sort and discuss. An interactive Sequencing task is also available.
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Dragon quest - lateral thinking discussion tasks
A team quest built on a mythical adventure narrative. Activities include speaking and listening discussion tasks and word investigation challenges.
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What's your learning style?
A Choices whizzy interactive. Students answer a number of multiple choice questions to identify what their learning style is. There is also a Word document and PDF available.
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Socratic discussion
Ever wondered how to extract true wisdom from your class? Sharpen thinking skills with a Socratic discussion involving the whole class. Sample questions are based on the play 'Hope Springs', but could be used for any text or task using Bloom's taxonomy.
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You say, we pay!
A fun, Richard & Judy based activity to help students use synonyms effectively and hone their descriptive skills.
KS4 | Skills |  From the resource collection(s): Thinking and discussion skills
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Chat cards
Fun question cards to encourage discussion, useful as as warm up activity encouraging good partner work or on an induction day.
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Desert island decisions take two
An adaptation of the original 'Desert island decisions'. As surviving members of a shipwreck, individuals within a group must make decisions about their future survival.
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Group work role cards
A flexible friend for groups of four: gives each member a role within the group.
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Avalanche survival
An interesting and versatile task which asks groups to discuss and solve a problem.
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Junk Food questionnaire
Create a questionnaire and find out about attitudes towards junk food.
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Junk food
What is a discussion? Introduction to arguments for and against banning junk food.
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Advertise me! is a fun resource and is particularly useful for emphasising the importance of audience. You could take in a variety of books as visual aids and ask pupils who they think the audience is for those books.

Emma Robinson, KS3 Intervention Manager 

   

 

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