Talk is a focus in so many classrooms. How do we teach it? How do we make it authentic and meaningful? How do we assess it? How do we value different entry points to talk? Maria Nichols explores all of these questions and continually focuses on what matters to the student. This book will support your work in read aloud, book clubs, partner work, and workshop. She provides tips, tools, and charts to support you along the way.
I decided to sketchnote my reflections:
This book is one I will keep on hand this year as I continue to process it and think more about some new concepts like uptake, dialogic and bundling thinking.
Here are some blog posts if you want to learn more: https://blog.heinemann.com/topic/maria-nichols
and a podcast with the author, Maria Nichols: https://blog.heinemann.com/on-the-podcast-understanding-purposeful-talk-with-maria-nichols