This PowerPoint is designed to clarify the purpose and procedures for having discussions in any subject area class. Drawing from the work of Dr. Kate Kinsella, this slideshow will help you develop a culture of academic talk in your classroom.
You'll start by asking your students to pronounce the word "oh" in various contexts as a fun activity to introduce the complexity of communication. The slideshow includes guidelines on every component of classroom discussion including listening, using a public voice, and reporting using an academic register. If this activity is completed at the beginning of the year and reinforced in classroom interactions, your students will be speaking like scholars!
Includes a link to a Google Slides version with teacher tips in the notes section.