Grade 3 Speaking / Listening - Explaining Ideas
Traveling would be a good topic of discussion.

Grade 3 Speaking / Listening - Explaining Ideas

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When a discussion is occurring, students want to explain their own ideas. This can be done in several ways depending on the type of information the student wants to convey. They may explain their ideas in a story, through facts, their opinion and feelings or support for a previous comment that was made. This will strengthen the discussion. In this quiz, the students will answer questions about conveying their ideas.

1.
A girl speaks to the group during a discussion. You agree with what she says. What should you do?
Support her remark with your own comment.
Remain silent.
Explain why some people might disagree even though you do not.
Shake your head.
It is best to support her remark with your own comment to show you agree.
2.
A girl in your group says something that you think is important. What is the best way to show that you understood what she said?
Repeat what she said word for word.
Shake your head.
Stare at her.
Summarize what she said.
Summarizing what she said into your own words lets her know that you listened and understood.
3.
During a group discussion, the topic is about being truthful. You want to speak about when you were truthful to your parents. How will you explain your idea?
With support for the remark made before you.
With a story.
With facts.
With an opinion.
This would most likely be in the format of a story.
4.
During a group discussion, the topic is about traveling. You want to speak about your trip to England. How will you explain your traveling ideas?
With facts.
With a story.
With your opinion.
With support for the remark made before you.
A story would most likely be the best way to tell about a trip.
5.
During a group discussion, the topic is about colors. You want to speak about your favorite color. How will you explain your favorite color?
With facts.
With support for the remark made before you.
With a story.
With an opinion.
An opinion would be the best choice for this topic and what you want to say.
6.
A boy speaks to the group during a discussion. You do not agree with what he says. What should you do?
Remain quiet.
Shake your head.
Explain why you disagree.
Agree with him.
It is okay to disagree with a comment, but make sure you state it respectfully.
7.
During a discussion, you don't have an opinion with what is being said. What do you do?
Explain that you do not have an opinion.
Remain silent.
Look away.
Make up an opinion.
It is okay to state that you do not have an opinion about the topic.
8.
During a group discussion, the topic is about being angry. You want to speak about why you think angry people should be punished. How will you explain your idea?
With a story.
With facts.
With an opinion.
With support for the remark made before you.
This would most likely be an opinion.
9.
During a group discussion, the topic is about television. You want to add on to what the previous person said. How will you explain your idea?
With support for the remark made before you.
With a story.
With an opinion.
With facts.
Most likely, you will be providing support to the remark made before you.
10.
During a group discussion, the topic is about ocean waves. You want to speak about the tallest wave ever recorded. How will you explain your idea?
With a story.
With facts.
With support for the remark made before you.
With an opinion.
The tallest wave ever recorded would be a fact.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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