ACCOUNTABLE TALK. Classroom posters to help facilitate talk. PAIR. (With a partner). SHARE. THINK. (Yourself). (Whole class). FOLLOW. UPS!. Why? Tell me more! Give an example. DEFEND. Defend your reasoning against a different point of view. UNPACK YOUR THINKING!. Aloud. Think.
Classroom posters to help facilitate talk.
(With a partner)
Why? Tell me more! Give an example.
Defend your reasoning
against a different point
How did you arrive at
Summarize the point of another person.
Direct attention to the importance
of a person's contribution.
Redirect a question back to the person.
Make one’s thinking public and demonstrate expert forms of reasoning through talk.
Restate and make public a person or group’s discussion and understanding.
Ensure that everyone is heard and understands what a person says.
Make explicit the relationship between a new contribution and what was said before.
Hold everyone accountable for the accuracy, credibility, and clarity of their contributions.
Tie a current contribution back to knowledge accumulated by a person or the class at a pervious time.
Press for evidence and understanding of a person’s statements.
Give extra time and space in the conversation to expand reasoning.