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Description

Turn and talk is an instructional routine in which students use content knowledge during a brief conversation with a peer. Students are provided with a short prompt to discuss content or a skill. Students turn to their predetermined partner and answer the prompt while their partner listens. Then, the partners switch roles to allow the second student to address the prompt. The turn-and-talk routine can be used across all content areas and at any grade level.

This guide explains the routine, and provides evidence of its effectiveness, sample lessons using the routine, and solutions to common challenges.

Citation

Stewart, A. A., & Swanson, E. (2019). Turn and talk: An evidence-based practice. Teacher’s guide. Austin, TX: The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk.


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Published Date

2019

Funding Source

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs

Topic

Literacy Instruction
Reading Instruction

Type of Resource

Booklet/Guide

Audience

Administrators
General Education Classroom Teacher
Researcher
School Administrator
Special Education Teacher

Grade Level

Elementary
Middle School
High School