* Lauren Resnick (1995) introduced the concept of accountable talk as a means of raising the level of academic discourse among students. Accountable talk governs the norms of academic discourse and requires that students ask for and furnish evidence to support their statements (Michaels, O'Conner, Hall, & Resnick, 2002).
* This particular selection of Accountable Talk Stems are my favorite and I’ve been using them successfully in my classroom for years. I find that these can be used across all curriculum and foster positive and collaborative group discussion. Ideally, you could introduce these stems with the chalkboard digital displays. The classroom posters could be hung up for reference around your classroom. Finally, the student desk cards can be placed in groups and serve as a reminder or goal for students to use.
* Please enjoy these Accountable Talk Posters and leave feedback about how it’s going in your classroom!