Word Up is an easy, fun warm-up activity that involves everyone equally and contributes to a healthy class dynamic. Before you talk about a particular text or topic, make a story together and establish a baseline of expectation that everyone participates in class discussions, everyone listens, and everyone works together.
2.SL.1: Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and Collaboration
- 2.SL.1.a: Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
- 2.SL.1.b: Build on others' talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others.
- 2.SL.1.c: Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion.