Accountable Talk

Save the Last Word for Me!

~ Consider the text. Does one particular sentence (or group of sentences) “speak” to you? Is there a passage that seems to be particularly interesting or important?

~ Choose a sentence or snippet of text that you especially like or that you think is most important.

~ Write your selected piece of text on one side of your index card.

~ On the reverse side of your index card, explain why you chose your piece of text. Give at least 3 supporting reasons for your selection.

~ Share your ideas by taking turns with your group as follows:

  • The first student reads the selected passage without explaining why they chose it.
  • Each student responds, in turn, to the information shared
  • When each student has responded, the author of the card flips their card over and is able to have the last word as they explain their selection
  • Repeat the process until everyone in the group has had the last word!

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