Accountable Talk (diálogo responsable) is focused, collaborative talk meant to deepen and extend students’ thinking about a topic. Students respond to and further develop what other students have said. The more they talk, the more they learn!
There are many benefits for promoting student talk in your bilingual classroom: Student-led discussions, increases engagement and student accountability, promotes active classroom participation, evidence based support for discussion, teaches students to give and receive feedback, requires active listening, forms bonds and trust between students, students act as a teacher, meets speaking and listening standards.
*Bookmarks - Talking stems for student led discussion
Agree, disagree, add-on, prompt, explain, and clarify talking stem categories
*Teacher and group tally recording sheets
*Anchor chart for what does it look like, sound like and feel like