Below are a number of resources for teaching about productive talk in the science classroom. Please let me know if I’m missing any important resources.
Ambitious Science Teaching (University of Washington)
- Provides resources for supporting ambitious science teaching at the secondary level centered around the Science Learning Framework.
- Specific classroom talk items include:
- Provides resources for productive classroom talk in science at the elementary level. Resources include:
Responsive Teaching in Science (The Responsive Teaching Project)
- Provides resources for attending to students’ ideas in the classroom.
- Ready, Set, SCIENCE! (NRC, 2008) (science) (Chapter 5 – Making Thinking Visible: Talk and Argument)
- Academic Conversations: Classroom That Fosters Critical Thinking and Content Understandings (Zwiers & Crawford, 2011) (general)
- Promoting Purposeful Discourse (NCTM, 2009) (math)
- 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions (NCTM, 2011) (math)
- Whole Class Mathematics Discussions: Improving In-Depth Mathematical Thinking and Learning (Lamberg, 2013) (math)
- Classroom Discussions: Using Math Talk to Help Students Learn (Chapin, O’Connor & Anderson, 2009) (math)
- How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners (Ritchhart, Church & Morrison, 2011) (general)
- The Power of Our Words: Teacher Language That Helps Children Learn (Denton, 2007) (general)
- Connecting Mathematical Ideas: Middle School Video Cases to Support Teaching and Learning (Boaler & Humphreys, 2005) (math) (example videos)
- Seeing the Science in Children’s Thinking: Case Studies of Student Inquiry in Physical Science (Hammer & van Zee, 2006) (science) (example videos)
- Leading a whole class discussion (Lampert et al., 2013) (TeachingWorks seminar) (math)
- Aguiar, O. G., Mortimer, E. F., & Scott, P. (2010). Learning from and responding to students’ questions: The authoritative and dialogic tension. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 47(2), 174-193.
- Chin, C. (2007). Teacher questioning in science classrooms: Approaches that stimulate productive thinking. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 44(6), 815-843.
- Lemke, J. L. (1990). Talking science: Language, learning, and values. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.
- Scott, P., & Mortimer, E. F. (2003). Meaning making in secondary science classrooms. Buckingham, UK: Open University Press.
- Van Zee, E., & Minstrell, J. (1997). Using questioning to guide student thinking. The Journal of the Learning Sciences, 6(2), 227-269.
- Vygotsky, L. S. (1978). Mind in Society: The Development of Higher Psychological Processes. Harvard University Press.