Generating Topics - Students 2


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Student Activity Sheet A

Directions: Use the list of objects below to identify the category.

Vegetables Toys Shapes Transportation Colors Sports

1. peas, broccoli, carrots, spinach, brussel sprouts, asparagus

2. blocks, action figures, dolls, playdough, cars, puzzles

3. triangle, circle, trapezoid, rectangle, hexagon

4. bike, airplane, boat, truck, train, bus, taxi

5. red, blue, green, orange, pink, purple, yellow

6. football, softball, tennis, hockey, baseball, basketball

Student Activity Sheet B

Directions: Study the comic strips below. Next, circle the answers that show the characters generating a topic.

Student Activity Sheet C

Directions: Complete the following questions.

1. Who are the characters in this script?

2. Where did Chris go on vacation?

3. What was the topic Chris and Darren discussed ?

4.How do you think Darren felt when Chris would not play with him?

Student Activity Sheet D

Directions: In the scripts below circle two nouns in purple that name a person and one noun that names a place. In red circle two verbs.


A noun names a person, place, thing, or idea.

A verb names describe an action, state, or occurrence.

Example of an appropriate script for generating topics:
Darren: Hi Chris. Did you have a nice trip?
Chris: Yes, I did! I went to a theme park. Do you like theme parks or do you like different kinds of vacation spots?
Darren: I prefer beach vacations.

Example of an inappropriate script for generating topics:
Darren: Hi Chris, how are you?
Chris: Fine.
Darren: Would you like to play a game?
Chris: No!

Directions: How many syllables do you hear in the words below?

Student Lesson Review Sheet

Directions: Complete the following questions.

1. What is a topic?

2. Why is it important to generate a variety of topics during a conversation?

3. How do people feel when you talk about the same topic over and over again?