June 2016 - Top Floor Teachers

Accountable Talk

Happy Summer! We promise we are enjoying our summer but as you know a teacher's mind is constantly spinning...One of the things we have liked incorporating in our class has been accountable talk.  We were first introduced to this concept when the implementation of CCSS started taking place in our district and we used used them during our Math Talks.  As time has gone by, we have found it's just a great way for students to speak respectfully to each other and have great collaborative conversations.

We put our sentence starters up in the class but decided to make something in order for our students to have easier access.  The first is a trifold that can be placed in the center of a group.  The sentence starters are in view for all the students as they have discussions.  The second are bookmarks that can be laminated and easily pulled out when needed.


We're excited to use both these items when school resumes in August.  We thought it might also be fun to have a introduction activity when introducing accountable talk with our students.  We made a simple graphic organizer that allows students to brainstorm what accountable talk looks and sounds like.  

We'd love to share these items with you at our store on Teachers Pay Teachers.  Please visit our this LINK to download this item.  We hope you enjoy using it within your classroom!

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