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Topic Elaboration - Parent 2

Foundational

Parents

Your child is participating in classroom activities focused on learning the importance of topic elaboration.

Definition: Topic elaboration means to provide new information on a particular subject, especially when engaging in a conversation. To effectively elaborate on a topic you can give facts, add interesting comments, teach new information, provide comparisons, state the obvious, add humor, or provide examples.

We would love for you to keep the discussion going at home! Here a just a few ideas to help get the conversation started:

  • Why is it important to elaborate on topics in a conversation?
  • Is it an enjoyable conversation when a person talks about a topic continuously and provides the same information over and over?
  • How does asking questions help us elaborate on a topic?

Activity

Write about a way you can elaborate on a topic at home.