Module 4: A Deeper Look at Productive Dialogue
Lessons are designed for educators wishing to increase their understanding of disciplinary literacy at their own pace.
Lesson 4.3: Strategies for Productive Dialogue in the Classroom
Lesson 4:3: Strategies for Productive Dialogue in the Classroom
Task 1: Getting Started with Productive Dialogue in the Classroom
As you incorporate productive dialogue into your classroom, it is important to establish a signal with students for returning attention to the teacher. Some common signals used by teachers are an auditory signal (“clap twice if you can hear me” or a timer bell for attention or music that stops or starts when time is up), a visual signal (raised teacher hand for attention, lights off for attention, timer displayed with time limit), or verbal signal (“1-2-3, look at me!”). Select a signal that matches your teaching style and establish this procedure with your class before they engage in productive dialogue.
Task 2: Strategies for Productive Dialogue