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Math Talk Teacher poses questions to the students to lead the conversation. By changing the question from "What answer did you get?" to "How did you solve this problem?" the teacher is able to understand how the students are making sense of mathematics.

24-7 Teacher: Accountable Math Talk Stems for Students

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I'm going to type this, make 30 copies, and keep them in plastic sleeves. On days when I hold a graded discussion, I'm going to hand them out to help those students who find it difficult to join the conversation. And, it gives students a chance to come up with other conversation starters that can be added as the year progresses. They simply take the page out of the sleeve and add to it.

Life in 4B...: We're Baaaack!

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Can be used as a check for understanding. Students self assess. Then partner 1 novice, 1 apprentice, 1 practioner, and 1 expert for a new twist on turn and talk.

Note-Taking Tips and Strategies - a must read article for students of school and university!!

Simply in Control: Note-Taking Tips and Strategies

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I need a sentence starter wall, and cute sentence strips!

Ms.M's Blog: Teacher Tips Tuesday

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Accountable talk strategy - each table group gets a ball of yarn; one student recalls a fact from the text (can tweak for whatever strategy their working on) and then rolls the yarn to another student who can recall a fact; continue rolling the yarn to make a web of knowledge

Good Morning Mrs. Rubie

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This is the BEST idea. As a teacher there will be a lot of this. As a student I saw a lot of this myself. I wasn't talking I was singing. Singing, whispering, whatever you were still TALKING. I would definitely use this in a classroom.

Projects at the Pickett's: Back to School Time

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