Supporting your opinions dice games

Choose one of the systems below (your own choice or what your teacher tells you), roll the dice, and do the thing that matches the number that comes up.  

Asking your partner to support their opinions dice game

After your partner gives their opinion, ask them for reasons why you should accept what they say/ why they have that opinion, asking a question about the kind of support below

  1. Asking for clarification/ further explanation
  2. Asking about personal experience
  3. Asking your partner about positive and negative points/ to look at the other side
  4. Asking for data/ figures/ statistics/ numbers
  5. Asking about cause and effect
  6. Asking about sources of information/ Other people’s experiences/ Things heard or read

Supporting your opinions dice game

After you give your opinion, roll a dice and give the kind of support below

  1. Clarifying/ Paraphrasing/ Restating
  2. Personal experience
  3. Positive and negative points/ Looking at both sides
  4. Data/ Figures/ Statistics/ Trends
  5. Logical arguments (Consequences/ Effects/ Results, etc)
  6. Quoting expert sources/ Other people’s experiences/ Things heard or read

Brainstorm questions and statements with the six functions in the two sections above.

Interactions dice game

Before your partner gives their opinion, roll the dice to decide how you will react.

  1. Check what your partner means/ Check exactly what your partner’s opinion is, then comment
  2. Ask your partner to support their opinion
  3. Agree with your partner’s opinion, with the same kind of support for your opinion as your partner used
  4. Agree with your partner’s opinion, with a different kind of support for your opinion than your partner used
  5. Disagree with your partner’s opinion, with the same kind of support for your opinion as your partner used
  6. Disagree with your partner’s opinion, with a different kind of support for your opinion than your partner used

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