Accountable Talk: Productive Discussions & Communication Pack

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139 Ratings
Julie Faulkner
Grade Levels
8th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
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26 pages
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I loved this resource. It was a life saver as I tried to teach my 8th graders about academic discourse


With this Accountable Talk: Productive Discussions & Communication Pack students will be able to Speak & Listen more clearly and effectively, and you'll have tools you need to track and measure those skills.

What makes this pack different? This pack is not necessarily a set of worksheets that “teach a lesson” on accountable talking practices and procedures for classroom communication and discussion. It is a set of tools that you can use to foster successful discussion in your room from day one. This pack considers the before, during, and after of classroom discussions. Successful talk practices truly drive learning and writing every day and are used by not only the students, but also the teacher. Read About It - Talk About It - Write About It.


-colorful, ready to print anchor chart poster with discussion stems (pdf and JPEG format)

-an editable log for teacher use during classroom discussions to monitor the depth of discussion and student participation level.

-A student reflection form for use after discussions , editable

-geared for middle-high school level

-additional discussion stems for different subjects/purposes, editable

- before, during, and after discussion notes guide, editable

- editable quote cue cards

-common core links

Still a little uncertain about conducing classroom discussions? See my quick, FREE video tutorial on implementing and conducting classroom discussions! Click Here

Every now and then I like to mix up my traditional discussion quote cards with these new emoji-inspired accountable talk puppets!! You and your students will love them, too! Get the puppets here!

Classroom success stories from other teachers who have tried this resource:
♥ "I have this posted in my classroom and made copies for student folders...a great resource!"

♥ "I have tried to use forms of accountable talk in my classroom but some students need visual reminders to help them speak when they are not in their comfort zone. Thank you for your hard work !"

♥ "It is a complete guide on how to pass the responsibility of learning over to the student. The lessons encompass all students. It is hard for me to give the responsibility over, these are written to guide you through process. These can be very powerful lessons if the. facilitator is knowledgeable. A definite must have I n every classroom. The bundle has been scaffold to ensure every student has an opportunity to achieve success for every student I have written it into my pacing guide and will use it for the second skill my Students will master. One of my best resource I have bought on for."

♥ "My 8th graders need some help with structured discussions....this will be very effective! Thank you!"

♥ "This provides a good way to help hold students accountable. We are really working on accountable talk in my ENG 2 and ENG 3 classes and this is helpful."

♥ "Excellent resource! I had trouble finding something concise. Thankfully, this is perfect!"

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Faulkner's Fast Five Blog

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Teaching Middle and High School English Facebook Group

Yearbook and Journalism Facebook Group


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Total Pages
26 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 Year
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.


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