J Taylor Education’s TALK Cards: Thinking with Academic Language and Knowledge

By J Taylor Education

TALK (Thinking with Academic Language & Knowledge) Cards are designed for use with all students to raise the level of thinking and offer practice of the academic vocabulary. TALK Cards are Depth & Complexity Icon sentence stems which provide a structured context for building academic language. These sentence stems connect directly to the Depth and Complexity Icons. Using these cards in a classroom setting will encourage English Learners to use high level thinking and develop academic vocabulary as you differentiate your lessons. Regular use of the TALK Cards from J Taylor Education will help create opportunities for students to demonstrate their thinking ability in speaking and writing, thus enabling teachers to better identify student needs, including gifted English Learners.


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