Speaking

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FISHBOWL TECHNIQUE

A fishbowl conversation is a form of dialog that can be used when discussing topics within large groups.

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CIRCLE CHATS

This discussion technique gives students the opportunity to respond to questions and/or discuss information with a variety of peers in a structured manner.

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FOUR CORNERS

The Four Corners strategy is an approach that asks students to make a decision about a problem or question.

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ROUND ROBIN

Round robin is a team share routine that asks one person at a time to explain their thoughts while the rest of the teammates listen.

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RALLY ROBIN

In pairs, students alternate generating brief oral responses.

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TIMED PAIR SHARE

In pairs, students share with a partner for a predetermined time while the partner listens. Then partners switch roles.

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STANDUP, HAND UP, PAIR UP

Students stand up, put their hand up and quickly find a partner with whom to share or discuss.