This is fun for all involved. Teacher included!
“When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself.” Plato
“To talk well and eloquently is a very great art…but an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“To communicate, put your words in order; give them a purpose; use them to persuade, to instruct, to discover, to seduce.” William Safire
One of the grooviest new improvements to my craft is to intentionally teach conversation skills. Each sixth day of a six-day cycle, I make sure that the students talk about the current read aloud book. I begin each Accountable Talk with a big question that I want the children to investigate. They then are to focus on this one question for the entirety of the discussion. It has been a highlight of the year for I am constantly modeling and promoting the value of being able…
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