7.1: Interpersonal Communication Activities

Name Description Standards Skills
Audio Jigsaw Puzzle Students are each given a piece of a story (a few lines or a paragraph) and then go around the class reading their pieces to one another. Have students transcribe the pieces of the story and put them in the correct order. Interpersonal, Interpretive Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing
Conversation Practice Pair or group students in DiLL and have them practice conversing with one another. Record conversations for review. Interpersonal Listening, Speaking
Guess Your Partner Pair or group students in conversation, but hide the names of their conversation partners. Interpersonal Listening, Speaking
Peer Feedback & Assessment Conduct a quick synchronized speaking assessment. Afterwards, have students listen and grade each other’s recordings. Interpersonal, Interpretive, Presentational Listening, Speaking
Picture Charades Send a picture to one student and and have him/her describe it to the rest of the class to guess what the picture might be. Interpersonal, Interpretive, Presentational Listening, Speaking
Speed Dating Have students go around the class initiating short conversations with different classmates. Interpersonal Listening, Speaking
Watch & Discuss Video With a Partner Students view a YouTube video, discuss, and record predetermined questions with a partner. Interpersonal, Interpretive, Presentational Listening, Speaking, Culture