Guided reading strategy called "Say Something" allows teachers to see how students are thinking about their texts. Additionally, it provides students w/a tool to help them express their ideas about reading in meaningful ways.
Good ideas for introducing and utilizing Kagan structures in the primary grades. Need to teach "turn and talk" for a reading workshop mini-lesson? This post gives great suggestions to get your readers prepared to TALK and LISTEN when it is their turn!
Students work with their thinking partners in the classroom! During turn and talk opportunities, the teacher tells peanut butter or jelly to go first. This helps the more outgoing kiddos to listen and (How To Make Butter In The Classroom)