Trying to make your accountable talk work fit very different learners? Just don't have enough space on your walls and charts for all the prompts and reminders good conversation might need? Getting overwhelmed?
These bookmarks break discussion skills into four big categories:
- Respect (both in speaking and in listening)
- Balance among speakers
- Getting quieter students to find an entry point.
They provide tips, prompts, and reminders for kids to work towards their own personal goals in conversation, both in small-group and whole-class discussions.
There are also labels for bulletin board storage for the bookmarks, as well as matching rubrics with the first three categories (entry points fit in with balance, rubric-wise: everyone gets a voice!). There is one sample rubric filled in based on my class's work, in two versions, and a few other blank ones you can fill out to make it fit your expectations or even to do with your class to make it authentic for them!