Ch 19: 8th Grade Language Arts: Collaborative Discussion

About This Chapter

Collaborative discussions occur in group settings for the common goal of showcasing each students' talents, while meeting the goal of the group task. Those in 8th grade language arts classes can benefit from this chapter's short and engaging video lessons to understand this material better.

Collaborative Discussion - Chapter Summary

This chapter focuses on alternatives to traditional group assignments. Through collaborative discussions, each student is held accountable for their contribution to a group project. Upon completion of this chapter, teachers and parents will discover methods for cooperative learning that can build a students' knowledge of a topic and build confidence among peers. Along with the videos, the lessons come with transcripts and self-assessment quizzes.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Lesson Objective
Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom Students get an overview of what collaborative learning is, along with the five elements of cooperative learning.
Collaborative Skills: Definition, Lesson & Quiz This lesson defines collaborative skills and highlights the various types.
Coming to a Discussion Prepared In this lesson, students understand the importance of being prepared for group discussions and are provided with helpful strategies.
How to Contribute to a Discussion Here, students examine ways to contribute and respond to inquiries in a group format.
Demonstrating an Understanding of Multiple Perspectives Students learn the importance of reflection and paraphrasing when presenting key ideas.

5 Lessons in Chapter 19: 8th Grade Language Arts: Collaborative Discussion
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Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom

1. Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom

It's extremely common for teachers to require students to work in groups. However, certain types of groups and activities are preferred over others. In this lesson, we define cooperative learning and discuss its advantages in the classroom. We also define collaborative learning and explain how it is different than cooperative learning.

Collaborative Skills: Definition & Explanation

2. Collaborative Skills: Definition & Explanation

Find out what collaborative skills are and learn about different types of collaborative skills in this lesson. You'll receive a few tips for teaching students about collaborative skills, then you can take a quiz to test your new knowledge.

Coming to a Discussion Prepared

3. Coming to a Discussion Prepared

How do you come to a discussion ready to share your point of view? What if you still have a lot of unanswered questions? This lesson describes tips for getting ready to engage with others about topics, texts, and issues.

How to Contribute to a Discussion

4. How to Contribute to a Discussion

In this lesson we explore some of the best ways to contribute meaningfully to classroom discussion, from making sure you are prepared to making sure your answers are concise.

Demonstrating an Understanding of Multiple Perspectives

5. Demonstrating an Understanding of Multiple Perspectives

In order to live or lead peacefully in a multicultural society, it's important to show that you understand multiple perspectives. This is an especially difficult problem in the U.S. today. We'll learn about this using examples from current political events.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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