Talk Moves / Talk Tools for Classroom Discussions


We all want to improve classroom conversations so that students improve their thinking, reasoning and problem-solving skills. There is another benefit to conversations. Students will improve their listening skills, they will learn and retain information better because they will have to think about what is being said and can come up with agreements or disagreements. Talk moves can be used with any subject, especially math!

This talk move resource will help you promote productive conversations in your classroom.

Talk Tools Poster Display with sentence stems
Let’s Listen & Talk Respectfully Binder Insert
Sentence Frames to help students ask for wait time, repeat, reason, add-on and clarify
Discussion Rules activity
Practice Problem Solving activity
Practice Exploring an Idea, forming and defending your opinion activity


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