Accountable Talk Unit Bundle

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    Accountable Talk Bonus Lessons (4 Lessons)


    Conversations are a large part of our learning environment. Teaching children HOW to have these conversations and be accountable for them takes time and practice. This 10-lesson unit provides you with a guided plan for introducing children to the concept of accountable talk. The unit provides scaffolds to help students take ownership of their role in conversations, utilizes effective instructional strategies to keep students engaged and focused, and offers anchor charts to help remind students of these skills again and again.

    Check out the PREVIEW for an idea of the types of activities found in this extensive unit.

    Included in this Unit:

    · 5E Lesson Plans for each lesson

    · Instructional Strategy Direction Cards: 22 Different Strategies

    · Color and Black and White Options

    Lesson 1: What Are Accountable Conversations?

    · Accountable Conversations Anchor Chart

    · Thought Bubble Sticky Notes for sharing ideas

    · Accountable Conversation Definition Poster

    · Instructional Strategies: Think-Pair-Share and Whip Around

    Lesson 2: What Roles Do We Play in Accountable Conversations?

    · Teacher and Student Roles Anchor Chart

    · Speaker and Listener Roles Anchor Chart

    · Conversation Roles Activity

    · Instructional Strategies: Walk About (with posters), Gallery Walk, and Shoe Partner

    Lesson 3: How Do We Become Active Listeners?

    · Conversation Scenario Cards

    · Active Listening Anchor Chart

    · Instructional Strategies: Meet & Greet, Fish Bowl, and Give One, Get One

    Lesson 4: What Makes an Effective Speaker?

    · Effective Speaker Sticky Notes for sharing ideas

    · Effective Speaker Anchor Chart

    · Instructional Strategies: 30 Second Speech (with sticky notes), Think-Pair-Share, and Fish Bowl

    Lesson 5: How Do We Participate in Class Conversations?

    · Responding and Commenting Conversation Stems

    · Conversation Stems Student Tracker

    · Conversation Stems Photo Pack

    · Class Guidelines for Accountable Conversations – Editable Poster

    · Instructional Strategies: Most Important Point (with sticky notes), 3-2-1 (with sticky notes), Fish Bowl, and Gallery Walk

    Lesson 6: Why Should We Ask Questions?

    · Questioning Stems

    · 12 Questions Photo Puzzle Activity

    · Instructional Strategies: Think-Pair-Share and Fish Bowl

    Lesson 7: How Do We Agree & Disagree Respectfully?

    · 4 Corner Posters

    · Sharing Opinion Stems

    · Sharing Opinions Student Tracker

    · Instructional Strategies: Corners, Snowball, Most Important Point (with sticky notes), People to People, and Inside/Outside Circles

    Lesson 8: How Can You Be the B.E.S.T. Buddy?

    · B.E.S.T. Buddy Strategy Poster

    · Buddy Problem Task Cards

    · B.E.S.T. Buddy Practice Activity

    · Instructional Strategies: Numbered Heads (with materials), Rally Table, and Graffiti Wall

    Lesson 9: Are You Listening?

    · Match Mine Activity

    · Instructional Strategies: Circle-Triangle-Square (with sticky notes), Match Mine, Stand-Up, Hand-Up, Pair-Up, Think-Pair-Share, and Brainstorm

    Lesson 10: We Are Accountable!

    · Big Idea Posters

    · Project Directions and Overview – Editable

    · Parent Letter – Editable

    · Project Planning Sheets

    · Project Ideas

    · Project Rubric

    · Project Check-in Sheets

    · Instructional Strategies: Corners

    Some of the lessons in this unit are sold separately. By buying the entire unit, you save 20% plus, you will receive 4 lessons not sold separately!

    · Lesson 1: What Are Accountable Conversations? FREEBIE!

    · Lesson 2: What Roles Do We Play in Accountable Conversations?

    · Lesson 4: What Makes An Effective Speaker?

    · Lesson 6: Why Should We Ask Questions?

    · Lesson 7: How Do We Agree and Disagree Respectfully?

    · Lesson 8: How Can You Be the B.E.S.T. Buddy?

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    Keren Heckathorn, K’s Creation

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    297 pages
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    Teaching Duration
    3 Weeks
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.
    Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.
    Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.
    Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.
    Ask questions to check understanding of information presented, stay on topic, and link their comments to the remarks of others.


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