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.
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