WRITING - MAIN READING
Develop Communication Skills and a Writer's Voice
The extract from "Writing the Future" explains the importance of classroom talk for the development of student voice in writing. It gives strategies and starters for teacher conferencing and for feedback to students. Click here to download
WRITING = SUPPLEMENTARY RESOURCE
The supplementary resource is a link to the DoE English Textual Concepts Project which defines different texts and shows learning trajectories for them.
READING - MAIN VIEWING
Comprehension Instruction Across the K-12 Spectrum
This video is a gem! It shows snippets of talk from a low set classroom along with David Pearson discussing principles of scaffolding and teacher questioning.
READING - SECONDARY RESOURCE
Let's Talk Texts
Take the link to Jann Farmer-Hailey's workshop presentation for NOII. It includes details on the principles of quality talk, how teachers can support dialogic talk and some great questions teachers could ask about texts.
MATHEMATICS - MAIN READING
Intentional Talk Chapter 1 - Alison Hintz & Elham Kazemi
This article discusses four guiding principles and two types of strategies for leading mathematical discussions,
Click here to downloadintentional_talk_-_chapter_1.pdf
MATHEMATICS - SUPPLEMENTARY RESOURCE
Asking Effective Questions
This guidebook from Ontario Education provides some big ideas about teacher questioning in maths, tips for effective practice, and question starters for different types of thinking. Click here to download
PLAY, TALK & LEARNING - MAIN READINGS
Harnessing Play for Learning in Early Stage 1 - Constanti & Tainsh
Oral Language Play - Susan Hill
There are two main readings for this topic. The first one is by our GEPS staff giving background to their Learning Centres program and illustrating to role of talk. Click here to download
The second reading gives theoretical background about the differences between oral language and written language with examples from a setting using play boxes. Download here