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Double Dialogue Journals

This is a great paired activity that requires students to use questioning skills.


The Setup


1) Students must be given a guiding question to get the conversation started.

2) Tell students that they will be having a conversation with a partner, but the entire conversation must take place through writing. This is a silent activity.

3) Each student should use a different color writing utensil to distinguish the dialogue.

4) Set a time limit.


5) Students pass the paper back and forth asking and answering questions. • After reading an article.


When to Use It


  • To activate prior knowledge.

• Synthesize class notes.

• End of a unit.

• Vocabulary.

• Following a film.

• Following audio clip.

• Responding to a photograph or piece of art.

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