New York City Teacher Resources
January 10th (live), January 30 (web), February 13th (web), March 7th (live), March 20 (web)
January 30 Slides (2 per page)
January 10th Slides
Constructive Conversation Skills Poster (PDF)
This tool shows four important conversation skills, their icons, and sentence starters to help students engage in purposeful and extended interactions.
Conversation Observation & Analysis Tool
Cards for Supporting Conversations
These cards are used by a third observer to help conversing students to strengthen their conversation.
If-When Chart for Supporting Conversations
Turkish Information Gap Activity
This is an example of A-B forms for oral bridging of information gaps.
Stronger & Clearer Each Time Overview
This overview describes how to help students build language and content as they talk with successive partners
Opinion Formation Cards
This activity provides students with an opportunity to build language as they talk with successive partners to strengthen their opinions on an issue.
A-B Information Gap Cards
This activity requires students to take a side of an issue and use new vocabulary and syntax to argue and negotiate with a partner.
This set of tips helps both teacher and students to maximize the value of pair-shares.
Video Recording of January 30th Webinar