In a fishbowl discussion, people seated inside the circle actively participate by asking questions and sharing their opinions, while those standing outside listen carefully to the ideas presented.
Use this discussion strategy to help students practice being contributors and listeners in a group conversation.
Students identify what good, productive, and meaningful conversations look and sound like through an interactive modeling activity.
In a Big Paper activity, students respond silently to a text excerpt or image by writing their comments on a shared paper.
In a Graffiti Board activity, several students write their questions and comments about a topic on a shared space.