These are a few examples of the many ways we can group our students to facilitate talk in the classroom.
In the traverse, students talk to the partner they are facing, and then one line moves along so new pairs are formed.
The onion is composed of two circles, an inner and an outer circle, with partners facing each other. To change partners, one circle rotates while the other remains in place.
FACILITATING CLASSROOM TALK
Provide multiple opportunities and contexts for practice
TALK IN THE ELA CLASSROOM
How does the ELA talk competency, Uses language to communicate and to learn play out in the classroom? What types of scaffolds can I use to help students? Do my students have a variety of opportunities to practice talk? What are the skills students need to become proficient communicators? And, what kids of purposeful oracy tasks will get my students talking? View the video to learn more.
We know that students’ learning is enhanced when they have many opportunities to elaborate on ideas through talk. However, it takes time to create a classroom environment where students are respected and their ideas are valued. This requires a climate of trust and risk-taking. As well, students need to develop the skills and strategies that will lead to deeper and more productive discussions. Click here to view the view.
RESPONDING TO TEXTS
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