After attending @pispeak’s session on debating in math class st #TMC14 and hearing so much about @cheesemonkeysf’s Talking Points, I wanted to have an anchor chart of sorts for students to refer to, a resource to help them build their accountable talk.
I pulled phrases from Pinterest boards, discussions with others and some of my go-to favorites.
During class the first week, I modeled and encouraged students to agree, disagree, state their claim/warrant, etc. One student sat up a little straighter as she stated this “smart talk” makes me sound like I know what I’m doing.
So here’s a picture of my board. I intend to add to it as the year progresses.
Here is the file to accountable talk starters. You’ll need to edit for your own fonts, but it’s a starter for you. Let me know how it goes!
What other phrases, sentence starters or questions would you suggest I include?