Frequent Small Group Purposeful talk is designed to increase understanding, promote connections, and extend thinking. It readies students for academic conversation and allows them to stop and process new information and skills.
“Frequent academic talk in the classroom is a product of preparation, support, and patience. Teachers have to prepare and develop the questions they will give students in the hope of generating meaningful academic talk.”
Cain, S., Laird, M., Cotten, S., & Ellspermann, J. (2021). In The fundamental 5 revisited: Exceptional instruction in every setting (p. 84), Independently published.