Retelling the mentor text using text maps
Using new or interesting vocabulary noticed in the mentor text to create word clines
Using the text maps and word clines to create a simple plan
Using the plan to create a collaborative orientation
Implementing 5 -7 -10 timed writing challenge
Giving each other feedback and feed forward
All these images were snapshots of opportunities for learning talk to take place. I noticed there was no lull in the conversations as my learners took ownership of their new knowledge. The clip below shows some of the talk that helped my learners use their words in context.