Hello, how are you? Conversation skills are essential to employment, higher education and friendship. They can however be tricky to teach. There are several resources below that should be helpful in getting a few ideas on different approaches to teaching conversation skills.
Saying one thing, meaning another : activities for clarifying ambiguous language Spector, Cecile Cyrul.
Notes: The author combines stick figure drawings with conversation symbols to illustrate what people say and think during conversations. Showing what people are thinking reinforces that others have independent thoughts, a concept spectrum children don't intuitively understand. Children can also recognize that, although people say one thing, they may think something quite different, another foreign concept to concrete-thinking children.
Call Number: 371.94 Gray
Pub. Info: Arlington, TX : Future Horizons, 1994, c1993.