Accountable Talking with others about ideas and work is fundamental to learning. Not all talk sustains learning. In order for classroom talk to promote learning, it must be accountable to the learning community.
Teachers can use accountable talk sentence stems at any point in a lesson to structure meaningful conversation. Examples of when to use accountable talk are below:
- Before introducing new material to tap into prior knowledge
- After watching a film clip to gauge a reaction
- During a read-aloud to get students thinking about a thought-provoking question
- When debating a current event or issue that’s important to students
- When discussing any concept in which students should “explain” or “prove” their thinking
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