Accountable talk can deepen and extend your students’ thinking about a topic. This easy-prep bookmark with discussion starters and responses is a useful reference tool to help students share their ideas and respond to and further develop what others have said. This resource can help students communicate their thinking during partner, small group, and whole group discussions.
Sample Discussion Starters and Responses:
One thing I visualized was…
I could connect to this because…
I agree with what you are saying because…
I don’t agree with that idea because...
I understand things differently because…
Starters and Responses
3.5” x 8.25”
Color and B&W
Book clubs and literature circles
Fiction and non-fiction
All curriculum areas – reading, writing, math, science, etc.
Teaching reference during guided reading
Opinion/Argument writing reference
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