Chalk Talk

To share, compare, and record personal responses and opinions and build upon individual or small group responses.

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VABB Elements ©

Relational, Subjective, Sociocentric, Cooperative


The teacher prepares five to eight sheets of chart paper, with at least three images, lines of text, quotes, or questions related to the topic, unit, or content being taught in class. Students walk around the room silently recording their responses on the various papers, connecting their thoughts to others that are written down, using words or pictures. Once everyone has had time to record their thoughts, they form groups no larger than five, by each chart paper. They will then synthesize the information on their paper into a sentence with no more than ten words. Students will then number off and be ready to share the group's sentence. Teacher can use Roll 'Em protocol to have the groups share out.


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