Accountable Talk

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The teachers in the Waltham Public Schools are implementing Accountable Talk in all of the K-5 classrooms. Accountable Talk is all about having a Learner-Centered Classroom ~ student work independently; students are more responsible for activities; students focus on communicating with each other and the teacher.

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Accountable Talk Posters

Accountable Talk Bookmark

EXCELLENT Trifold Bookmarks!

Here are examples of questions stems by grade ~ these are not mine. These should be posted in your classroom and/or placed on key rings for small groups to use.

Kindergarten

  1. I think_____.
  2. I wonder_____.
  3. I notice _____.

1st Grade

  1. I agree because______.
  2. I disagree because______.
  3. I think______.
  4. I wonder______.
  5. I believe _______.
  6. Why do you think that?
  7. How do you know?
  8. I notice______.

2nd Grade

  1. I agree with _____ because______.
  2. I disagree with _____because______.
  3. I think______.
  4. I wonder______.
  5. I believe _______.
  6. I notice______.
  7. Can you tell me more about ______?
  8. This reminds me of_______.
  9. How do you know?
  10. I notice______. 

3rd Grade

  1. I agree with _____'s thinking because _______.
  2. I disagree with ______'s thinking because _______.
  3. I like what _____ said about ______ and I would like to add ______.
  4. I wonder _______.
  5. I notice _______.
  6. I was confused when _______.
  7. Could you please explain your thinking?
  8. What in the text makes you think that?

4th Grade

  1. I agree with _____'s thinking because _______.
  2. I respectfully disagree with ______'s thinking because _______.
  3. I like what _____ said about ______ and I would like to add ______.
  4. I wonder _______.
  5. I notice _______.
  6. I was confused when _______.
  7. Could you please explain your thinking?
  8. What in the text makes you think that?

5th Grade

1, I respectfully disagree with what _____ said because ______.
2. I still have questions about ______.
3. I want to add to what ____ said about ______.
4. An example of ______ is ______.
5. I know this because _______.
6.  Could you please explain your thinking?
7. How did you get your answer?
8. I disagree with the use of that evidence because _______.
9. I wonder_______.

 

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COPYRIGHT 01/05/2018. PLEASE CITE AS FOLLOWS:

Araujo, Judith E., M.Ed., CAGS.  "Accountable Talk." Mrs. Judy Araujo, Reading Specialist. N.p., 05 Jan. 2018. Web. http://www.mrsjudyaraujo.com/accountable-talk/

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