I strongly recommend providing Talk Prompts to help pupils formulate high quality spoken sentences and then bring powerful, formal phrases into their writing.
More pupil voice about the idea of changing talk partners more often.
When using random selection in whole class learning, if a child doesn’t respond, there are several options.
Children continually reflecting on their learning and selecting the right level of challenge.
Magical results of modelling pair talk using a ‘talking toy’.
What children think of changing talk partners more often.
Pair talk / talk partners is an excellent technique (as long as it’s done properly!)
After a term of working with me on Productive Talk, I asked teachers what the impact has been on their classes.