TEXT-CENTERED DISCUSSIONS CHECKLIST
COMMENTS
I. PREPARING
Reading & Research: I come to the discussion prepared, having
read the text and/or researched the topic we are studying.
II. ENGAGING AND
PARTICIPATING
Engaging Actively: I pay attention to, respect, and work with all
other participants in the discussion.
Participating Responsibly: I take a variety of roles in the
discussion, and I follow the guidelines or agreements we have
set for the conversation.
Recognizing Purpose & Goals: I understand the purpose and
goals of our discussion or work, and I contribute to our progress.
III. COMMUNICATING
IDEAS, CLAIMS AND
EVIDENCE
Presenting Ideas Coherently: I present my ideas and claims
clearly, using relevant evidence and well-chosen details from
the text.
Communicating Clearly: When I talk with others, I make eye
contact and speak in a clear, respectful voice so they can
understand me.
IV. QUESTIONING
Posing Questions
: I pose good questions that are centered on
the text or topic and that help us think more deeply.
Responding to Questions: I respond to others’ questions or
comments by citing specic, relevant evidence and ideas.
Making Connections: I make valid and thoughtful connections
and comparisons among my ideas and those of others.
Acknowledging Others: I pay attention to, acknowledge, and
consider thoughtfully new information and ideas from others.
Qualifying or Justifying Views: I modify or further justify my
ideas in response to evidence and ideas I have heard from
others.
V. LISTENING
RESPECTFULLY
Note: This checklist supports instruction of CCSS SL.1.
DUCATION
LL OD
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