From second grade on, many teachers construct a variety of reading groups. During these reading groups, students are often asked specific questions that teachers or students ask, or there are roles students have to explore the texts with rigor and critical thinking. In order to expand students’ thinking, there are follow-up questions that can be asked to help students add details and elaborate upon their thinking. The questions I have provided will help students elaborate upon their responses, will maximize students’ oral language experiences and will provide rich language models, while practicing new oral language skills. This new, small-group approach relies on “elaborated talk,” sometimes called “accountable talk,” which pushes students to speak their thoughts aloud.