Discussion Cards

E.L. Achieve’s Discussion Cards are designed to assist English learners by providing explicit language support for dynamic academic interactions. They offer students an opportunity to learn and practice the conversational techniques needed to move a discussion forward, as well as the rhetorical devices frequently found in formal speech and writing. As students learn to use the stems on the cards, their confidence increases and they become fully engaged members of the classroom community.

Primary K-2 (English) - NEW!

By weaving purposeful, modeled, and guided practice throughout instruction, the Primary (K-2) Discussion Cards help equip English learners with the language skills and confidence needed to talk about what they know and to learn from each other using conversational roles:

  • Tell an Idea (black)
  • Ask a Question (green)
  • Build on an Idea (gray)
  • Explain My Thinking (red)

Primary (K-2) Discussion Cards, Tools to scaffold whole-class and small-group conversations, 8.5 x 11,dry-erase, table-tent, booklet, ACHV128 - 

Cover                                             Ask a Question

Primary DiscussionCards   primary discussion cards ask

Upper Elementary/Secondary

 A class pack of Discussion Cards includes 8 sets of 20 cards, four each of the following five color-coded conversational roles:

  • Build on an Idea (purple)
  • Present an Idea (gold)
  • Pose a Question (blue)
  • Support Your Thinking (red)
  • Challenge an Idea (green)

Upper Elementary 3-6 (English) - CM122, $58 

Secondary (English) - CM120, $58

Secondary Math (English) - CM124, $58

Front of card:

Support Your Thinking

Upper Elementary:

DiscussionCardsUpperElem 2013.Proof4 FINAL Page 10 


Discussion Cards2013.Proof3 Page 10

Secondary Math:

Math Discuss Support

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Spanish Language Versions

Las Tarjetas de discusión de E.L. Achieve están diseñadas para aumentar el nivel de lenguaje académico que se utiliza durante discusiones en clase. Las tarjetas ofrecen a los estudiantes una oportunidad de aprender y poder practicar técnicas conversacionales necesarias para seguir una discusión, así como las figuras retóricas que a menudo se utilizan en discursos. Conforme los alumnos aprenden a usar las tarjetas, se sentirán más cómodos  participando en discusiones en clase y aumentarán su habilidad de usar lenguaje de una manera flexibl 

El objetivo de las Tarjetas de discusión es ayudar a que los hablantes nativos de español, así como los que están aprendiendo español como segunda lengua, usen fácilmente una variedad de construcciones.     

Frente de tarjeta:

DiscussionCardsSecSpanish 2013.Proof4 Page 09

 Primaria Avanzada:

DiscussionCardsSecSpanish 2013.Proof4 Page 10 


DiscussionCardsElemSpanish 2013.Proof4 Page 10 

Secondary (en español) - CM121, $58

Upper Elementary (en español) - CM123, $58

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Public order form - Download pdf

Partner districts: Download the E.L. Achieve Partner District Order Form pdf

For assistance in ordering products, please email orders@elachieve.org

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