- Talk to each other, not just to the discussion leader or teacher.
- Refer to evidence from the text to support your ideas.
- Ask questions if you do not understand what someone has said, or you can paraphrase what another student has said for clarification. For example: “I think you said this, is that right?”
- You do not need to raise your hands to speak, but please pay attention to your “airtime” – how much you have spoken in relation to other students.
- Don’t interrupt.
- Don’t put down the ideas of another student. Without judging the student who you may disagree with, state your alternate interpretation or ask a follow-up question to help probe or clarify an idea.