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Are there keys phrases or accountable talk examples that teachers who are using the common core are now using in their lessons? For example is there a new stress on the specific words we use during lessons? Not common core content vocabulary, I'm speaking more of "teacher talk" specific phrases. I hope I am being clear enough! Thank you.

Sep 8, 2013 11:47am

  • English Language Arts
  • 3-5
  • Common Core


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    • Sep 9, 2013 7:13am


      When I'm teaching the standards, I always make sure I use the CCSS language instead of the student-friendly versions we sometimes use. For example, when teaching organization, it's important to remind students to use their "temporal" words instead of transition. Also, "citing textual evidence" instead of using quotes. This insures the same language is used from year to year as the standards spiral.

      Is that what you were asking?


      • Sep 9, 2013 3:40pm

        Yes, your are on the same wave length but I'm wondering if there is a common language-type list generated already or am I on my own to scour the core for these phrases?

        • Jan 11, 2015 10:33am

          This is such a great question! I also would like a consolidated list like this, but I have not seen one Eileen.

          Like Katie, I make sure to use the words "providing evidence" and have emphasized using the word "analyze" as often as possible.