Want to have your students have academic talks, then implement the use of these Accountable Talk - Table Cards. During my first weeks of school, I do many open-ended activities to teach students to use the accountable talk discussion frames you see here. Then when you ask students to do a Timed Pair Share, Turn and Talk or any other cooperative strategy students can grab these and hold a conversation. And when they can't think of anything to say their partner can ask them questions to help their thinking. No matter the content you will love these and see the difference it makes!
* Simple Black/White Card
* Color Card
HINT- have enough copies for each student. I laminate these and make it part of their daily resources at their tables. ENJOY!!