Discussion Activity - What Would You Do? Speaking Activity Prompt Cards

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Discussion Activity - What Would You Do? Speaking Activity Prompt Cards: These discussion cards are designed to engage even the most reluctant students in active discussion and conversation in the classroom. The product provides all the necessary tools to engage students in friendly debates and discussions on ethical dilemmas. Each of the cards presents a scenario and students must decide what they would do in the situation and justify their choice. This is an excellent tool to use in intermediate or higher-level ESL classes as it fosters dynamic and interactive discussions. 

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Included in This Discussion Activity

➡️ Teacher's Guide: The included teacher instructions will provide you with information on how you use these discussion cards in your classroom successfully!

➡️ 40 What Would You Do? Discussion Cards: Use these 40 discussion prompt cards to engage even your most reluctant students. Each of the cards presents students with a different "ethical dilemma" and they must decide what they would do in the situation and justify their choice. The scenarios are high-interest and will get students all your students talking!

➡️ Slideshow Option: A PowerPoint option is also included with each of the prompts so you can easily share the prompt with the whole class during the discussion activity.

➡️ Student Response Pros and Cons Assignment: In this assignment, students will select a card with an ethical dilemma and write what they would do in the situation. Then, they will outline the pros and cons they thought of for either decision to bring them to their final choice.

➡️ Student Written Response Card: Turn the discussion prompt into a writing prompt with this half-page response card, where students can respond to one of the discussion prompt cards in writing.

➡️ Interactive Student Response Signs: Make this discussion activity even more interactive by sharing "Yes," "No," and "It Depends" signs with students (or groups) and have them put up the sign for a response to the questions on the discussion cards. This will take the discussion activity to the next level for engagement!

What Teachers Are Saying About This Discussion Activity

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ These are realistic ethical dilemmas. Bravo. Some of my students are dumbfounded when I present the scenario. It seems they've never contemplated many of them.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It is the last quarter with my Seniors, so finding ways to keep them engaged is taxing. I am using an ethical dilemma as my bellringer each day, and let me just say that my students are loving them! It is a great way to get them talking to one another, and the debates have been hilarious. They enjoy them so much that they were upset when I had a sub and forgot to leave one for them to discuss.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is such a valuable resource! It can be used as a standalone lesson for introducing so many standards, but I also like to keep them on hand for those times when a lesson or assessment ends earlier than expected. Students love them! 

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