Accountable Talk Resources:
In order for students to work effectively in a group, they need to ensure that they learn Accountable Talk. You should not assume that kids have the skills to do this, it needs to be taught and modelled.
These resources are excellent in supporting students when learning Accountable Talk!
Class Discussion Guidelines - Bonny even enlarged this sheet one section at a time and posted it in her classroom!
Language Prompts - Also used these prompts to create an Anchor chart for display in the classroom
Accountable Talk Moves and Functions - Reference Sheet
Essential Questions and Inquiry
Resources to support Essential Questions presentation:
Essential Questions - Jeffrey D. Wilhelm
What is an Essential Question - Grant Wiggins
Every Essential Question you could imagine - Jay McTighe
A Giant List of Really Good Essential Questions - Teachthought.com
More Questions - global citizen.org
Essential Questions Handbook from Scholastic (More questions, very kid friendly language)
To explore this topic in more depth, you may want to buy the book Essentail Questions by Jay McTighe and Grant Wigeons.
Here is a link to the first Chapter of their book. I have used some of the concepts they present here in my presentation. This first chapter will also help you think about ways you can utilize essential questions in your classroom for other subject areas.
Essential Questions.org - Videos and more resources to support you.
Using Essential Questions with Literature
How you can use Inquiry and Essential questions when completing Literature circles
Literature Circles - Novels group by themes