In this powerful video, a 4th grade teacher shares her “Talk Moves” to improve student discourse during learning. These easy and applicable “moves” help all learners participate in specific, non-threatening ways. Knowing and using the routines facilitates learning through discussion strategies to help learners connect, contribute, and create ideas to build upon, concept by concept. Check it out: “Repeating,” “Adding-On,” “Silent Signal,” and “Revising Our Thinking” are smart talk moves for any teacher.
How can you use talk moves in your lessons?