Save the Last Word for Me

This discussion technique encourages meaningful classroom conversations by eliciting differing opinions and interpretations of text. Asking students to think about their reading stimulates reflection and helps to develop active and thoughtful readers. Save the Last Word for Me also prompts classroom interaction and cooperative group discussion.

     

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Save the Last Word for Me Elementary

For elementary, this template should only be used in Intermediate Grades 3-5.

Save the Last Word for Me Secondary

For a more structured approach to Save the Last Word for Me, use a direction sheet like this one to help students organize their quotes and thoughts. This sheet limits the quotes to three. You can certainly add more to the sheet for your students.

Save the Last Word for Me Spanish

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Tabatha Darilek
5th grade Elementary teacher.
Manor ISD, Texas