Planning for Discourse

16 Mar

Over the past few months I’ve been keeping a running list of classroom structures/activities/strategies that facilitate student-to-student discourse and student-to-teacher discourse.  It seems like a good time to post the list, so here it is in no particular order!

  • Wait Time I and II
  • 10-2
  • Peer review/edit/critique
  • Plus/Deltas
  • Drivers and Restrainers for why we’re able to prove our hypothesis
  • Charting progress
  • Think-Pair-Share
  • Critical Challenges
  • Higher Order Thinking Questions
  • See-Think-Wonder
  • Modeling Thinking Aloud
  • Shared Inquiry
  • Literature Circles
  • 3-Step Interview
  • A-B Discussion
  • Paired Verbal Fluency
  • Speed Dating
  • Teammates Consult
  • Labs
  • Discussion
  • Jigsaw
  • Experts and Scribes (Write What I Say)
  • 6 Thinking Hats
  • Gallery Walk
  • Inside-Outside Circle
  • 4 Corners
  • Consensogram
  • U-Shaped Discussion
  • Ranking Ladder
  • Socratic Seminar
  • Checking for Understanding
  • Evaluate peers’ Explanation
  • Activotes
  • Talking Chips
  • Placemat
  • Students Evaluating Lesson Material
  • Document Analysis
  • Discussing Inferences

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