Impacts of academic language, productive talk, and higher level questioning skills on student learning
By: Kenna Wyatt
Academic Language prompts...
(Dunston and Tyminski, 2013)
2-The Expansion of abstract reasoning abilitities
3-Increased Conceptual Understanding
Examples of Academic Language in Classroom Setting:
- Teachers saying, " there's a specific word for that" to encourage academic language use.
- Projects being done with specific academic language pertaining to the chapter.
- Use of words such as addition or subtraction versus "plusing" or "minusing"
Productive Talk Prompts...
Examples In a Classroom Setting:
- " Think, Pair, Share"
- Asking students to share where they went wrong in a problem/ if others had the same issue
- Having students try example problems on the board and explain how they got to that solution
- the revealing of misunderstandings
- encourage language development
- improve memory
- foster the development of social skills
( Walter, 2018)