This could be information and lesson plan ideas for activities on thinking skills and other ideas to practice the discussion skills necessary. There should also be links to the role sheet variations, which are under materials.

Before starting the unit and allowing students to choose titles, I sometimes send a letter home about what we are doing. Here is a sample letter that can be changed depending on the titles and/or philosophy of your teaching.

Here is an assignment for the first day, for students to develop their own reading schedule. To prepare, create a caldenar that contains the dates of the discussion days. I typically use PowerPoint to create a monthly calendar look.

A role sheet that combines different elements of traditional role sheets: