Topic Closure - Students 2

Foundation

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Student Activity Sheet A

Directions: With your partner decide who will be student A and who will be student B. Role play the situation.

Script 1

Student A: Hi Tori, I went to the water-park yesterday. It was fun. I love the water slides. (Student A walks away.)
Student B: I wish I could have come. What was your favorite part? Did you eat any snacks?

Script 2

Student B: Hey guys. I went to the water-park yesterday. I love the wave pool. Hey, maybe we can all go next time. Gotta go. We will talk again soon.
Student A: Have a good evening.

Student Activity Sheet B

Study the comic strips below. Circle the answers that show characters using topic closure correctly.

Student Activity Sheet C

Directions: Think about the script read/played for the class and complete the questions below.

1. Who are the characters in this script?

2. What did Silas do during the summer?

3. How did Silas appropriately end the conversation?

4. How do you think Beth felt when Tori shared with her?

5. How do you think Silas feels when Ken doesn’t appropriately end the conversation?

Student Activity Sheet D

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

Remember:

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

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

A contraction is a shortened form of two words.

Example script of demonstrating appropriate topic closer:
Ken: Hi, Silas. Did you have a good summer?
Silas: Yes, I did. I went to the beach a lot.
Ken: That’s great. I love the beach!
Silas: Me too. Sorry, but I have to go. Let’s talk later.

Example script of demonstrating inappropriate topic closer:
Ken: Hi, Silas. What’s your favorite holiday?
Silas: Christmas.
Ken: (Walks away)
Silas: Hey, Ken. We didn’t finish talking.

Student Topic Checkout

Directions: Complete the following questions.

1. What is topic closure?

2. Why is it important to have topic closure?

3. Give an example of an appropriate closure for a topic!

4. Describe how you feel when a person you are talking to does not use topic closure.