Do you have students that don't talk during the argumentation session?
Try using our back pocket question cards. Carry this set of cards with you as you move from group to group. When you see a group that is not talking, hand one of the cards to a one of the students who is traveling between groups. The student then asks the question written on the card. Once the students are talking, take back the card and move on to the next group. It is a great way to get a conversation started and to encourage students to engage in more productive argumentation.
Each set includes 10 cards total. The set includes 4 clarifying questions, 4 probing questions and 2 collaboration questions.
Grade Levels: 6th - 12th