Phone Conversations

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Tip: Phone Conversations

Role-play phone conversations back-to-back. Give pairs a card with 2 roles and a topic (e.g. Lincoln & Douglass talk about laws, or a cat & a dog talk about food, etc.)  You can assign roles for what your are studying and offer sentence frames and key vocabulary lists for students who need more support. 

Variations & Extensions 
For students who are intermediate or advanced, they can “text” back-to-back essentially passing notes on small slips of paper back and forth to each other in character.

Common Core ELA Speaking and Listening Standard 3
Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.


Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen
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