This "accountable talk" can be helpful for any grade level! It is important to give students the tools for the proper conventions of speaking and listening, therefore this could work in grades 2 and beyond! Perhaps even middle and high school!
Print a sign for the classroom, or give student their own copy!
**UPDATED** I have added a page of bookmarks! The same chart is now in a smaller bookmark size for students to take with them around the room and use in small group discussion, or tape to their desks! There is a color and black and white option.
**UPDATED** The font size on the bookmarks are larger for easier reading. I also included some fun and colorful speech/thought bubbles with accountable talk thinking stems to use for a bulletin board or around the room!
Comprehension and Collaboration:
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.
Pose and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information, and make comments that contribute to the discussion and link to the remarks of others.
Review the key ideas expressed and explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.