1. In this video, Dr. P. David Pearson
discusses the importance of providing students with opportunities to discuss text. He also presents helpful strategies for structuring student talk in the classroom.
2. In this narrated slide show, teacher Kim Hastings discusses how she implements the Text Talk
strategy with her kindergarten students. She explains the routine she has established to partner children for daily text talk discussions. She also describes how she supports children in learning how to take turns and follow conversational norms like maintaining eye contact and listening (SL.K.1b).
3. In this narrated slide show
, teacher discusses how she implements Text Discussion with her kindergarten English learners. She describes a particular lesson based on a read aloud book and explains how she guided the children from listening to the story to verbalizing connections and retelling the story in small groups. She also provides insight into the decisions she made regarding grouping.