Modeling - Conversation Skills

Modeling - Conversation Skills

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Modeling - Conversation Skills
  • Think About Your Listener

    Companion Worksheet (direct download link) - http://bit.ly/2wWIhlt
    When we're telling a story, we need to make sure the other person knows, with whom, what, when, and where we did something, so they understand us.

  • Gaining Someone's Attention

    Companion Worksheet (direct download link) - http://bit.ly/2jwPWQG
    When we need to get someone's attention, we put our bodies near them. We say their name so they know we are talking to them. When they are looking at us, we know we have their attention.

  • Initiating a Conversation

    Companion Worksheet (direct download link) - http://bit.ly/2iN0dY9
    When we want to start a conversation, we greet the person we’re talking to. Then we ask a question or make a comment to start the conversation about a topic. Now we can continue taking turns to keep the conversation going.

  • Introducing Yourself

    Companion Worksheet (direct download link) - http://bit.ly/2jWXB7L
    When we meet someone new, we put our bodies near them. We tell them our name. We listen to their name. Last, we say "Nice to meet you."

  • Pitch and Tone of Voice

    Companion Worksheet (direct download link) - http://bit.ly/2jIcQlD
    When we use a high pitched voice, it sounds like we’re asking a question. When we use a low pitched voice, it sounds like we’re upset. When we are talking normally, we use a pitch and tone that’s in the middle.

  • Telling a Story to Friends

    Companion Worksheet (direct download link) - http://bit.ly/2j7ffFS
    When we tell a story, we include all the details like where we went, what we did and who we were with.

  • Staying on Topic

    Companion Worksheet (direct download link) - http://bit.ly/2iFoNqv
    In a conversation, we stay on topic. The topic is the subject that we’re talking about. When we respond, we talk about the same topic. To keep the conversation going, we can make comments or ask questions about that topic.

  • Taking Turns in Conversation

    Companion Worksheet (direct download link) - http://bit.ly/2jlTDGK
    When we are having a conversation we take turns. After one friend talks, we get a turn. We don’t take all the turns. We go back and forth.

  • Making Small Talk

    Companion Worksheet (direct download link) - http://bit.ly/2jI9fnp
    Small talk is a small, polite conversation we have when we don’t have something specific to talk about. Talking about the weekend is a common topic of small talk. Small talk is not very long. We talk about ourselves and ask the o...

  • Voice Volume

    Companion Worksheet (direct download link) - http://bit.ly/2jlU0B3
    In a conversation, we keep our voice at an appropriate volume. We talk loud enough for others to hear, but not too loud.

  • Sharing Your Opinion

    Companion Worksheet (direct download link) - http://bit.ly/2jWT19x
    People may ask us for our opinion on something. This means what we think about something. To give our opinion, we tell someone what we feel. Other people may have different opinions than us, and that’s OK.

  • Maintaining a Conversation

    Companion Worksheet (direct download link) - http://bit.ly/2jWMmMu
    To keep a conversation going, we take turns back and forth. On our turn, we can add a comment or we can ask a question.

  • Length of Turn in Conversation

    Companion Worksheet (direct download link) - http://bit.ly/2jIe7ZV
    When we have a conversation, we take turns. We say 1-3 sentences when it’s our turn. Then we give someone else a turn.

  • Talking About Others' Interests

    Companion Worksheet (direct download link) - http://bit.ly/2iN1cYb
    When we talk to other people, we talk about things they like, not just our interests. We can ask questions about things we know they like and make comments about that topic.

  • Act Like You’re Interested

    Companion Worksheet (direct download link) - http://bit.ly/2jIsFZp
    Sometimes people talk about things that we aren’t interested in. Even though we aren’t interested in the topic, we still act like we are interested. We act interested because we want to encourage the person we’re talking to. That...

  • Interrupting

    Companion Worksheet (direct download link) - http://bit.ly/2k2ILjW
    When we interrupt someone, we put our body near the group. We say sorry or apologize. We explain why we had to interrupt.

  • Reading the Room

    Companion Worksheet (direct download link) - http://bit.ly/2jlF2ed
    Anywhere we go, we should read the room to figure out how we should act. When we walk into a room we stop, observe what’s going on, and make a plan based on what we see.

  • Ending a Conversation

    Companion Worksheet (direct download link) - http://bit.ly/2jlXBPD
    When we leave a conversation, we say the reason. We look at the person we are talking to and we say goodbye.