What are text talk lessons?
-an instructional strategy that utilizes read-alouds to construct meaning from the text and increase vocabulary
Teachers choose a text to read-aloud and plan for discussion to help students better understand the text.
Using explicit instruction, 3 or 4 words are selected to teach after the story has been read. These words are chosen based on:
-the frequency the word will likely occur in future text
-the importance in comprehending the text
Teacher gives the context the word was discussed in the story and provides a child-friendly definition.
Students repeat the word.
Interact with the student about the word in different contexts.
Students repeat the word again.
The process is repeated with other Tier 2 Vocabulary words.
To review, the teacher gives the students different examples or scenarios to choose the appropriate word.
Tier 2 Vocabulary