Discussion Activity - What If? Speaking Activity Prompt Cards and Assignments

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Discussion Activity - What If? Speaking Activity Prompt Cards and Assignments: 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 "what if?" scenarios. Each of the cards presents a scenario and students must discuss how they would be affected or the pros and cons of 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 What If Discussion Activity:

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

➡️ 45 What If? Discussion Cards: Use these 45 discussion prompt cards to engage even your most reluctant students. Each of the cards presents students with a different "What if?" scenario and they must discuss the impact of the scenario and the pros and cons, justifying their thoughts. The scenarios are high-interest and will get students all your students talking!

➡️ 45 What If Presentation Slides 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 a "What if?" scenario and consider the pros and cons of that scenario.

➡️ 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.

➡️ Response Assignment for Any Prompt: Students can use this one-page response assignment with any of the prompts with questions that allow them to consider how their world and life would be different if the "What if?" scenario came true.

➡️ What If? Classroom Poster: Display this poster in your classroom with the main prompting questions that students can consider in their groups as they discuss the "What if?" scenario.

How to Use This What If Discussion Activity:

  • Bell-Ringers: Use these prompts as weekly bell-ringers to last you the entire school year. On a specific day, students can work in groups and spend the first 5-10 minutes of class discussing the prompt based on the prompting questions.

  • Task Cards: Put these cards in a writing centre and have students respond using the assignments or journal card included.

  • Narrative Assignment: Have students use these prompts to inspire narrative writing. You will be amazed by the creative stories students come up with using these prompts.

 What Teachers Are Saying About This What If Discussion Activity:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is exactly the type of activity I've been looking for to use at the beginning of class. Super work! I appreciate you providing such awesome work that will save me hours of prep time.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I love using this as a bell ringer. I have adjusted some of the topics for my older students, but it keeps them engaged and writing while I take attendance and get prepared to teach. I learn a lot about my students by reading their answers!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is great, I start all my classes with questions like this to get the kids into the mode of interacting. It's nice not to have to come up with the topic. Thank you!

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