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.
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.
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.
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.
You say, we pay!
A fun, Richard & Judy based activity to help students use synonyms effectively and hone their descriptive skills.
Fun question cards to encourage discussion, useful as as warm up activity encouraging good partner work or on an induction day.
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.
Group work role cards
A flexible friend for groups of four: gives each member a role within the group.
An interesting and versatile task which asks groups to discuss and solve a problem.
Junk Food questionnaire
Create a questionnaire and find out about attitudes towards junk food.
What is a discussion? Introduction to arguments for and against banning junk food.