Once introduced, the talking strip can be used:

  • in shared reading to retell the main
  • events using an enlarged or projected strip
  • at the end of guided reading in the lesson wrap-up
  • as an independent activity after guided
  • reading. Students could retell the text
  • orally, draw illustrations or record notes
  • as a home reading activity.


Related resources

Includes: two versions of the conversation prompt chart presented in The Oral Language Book and The Reading Book

Focus: to support whole-class, group or partner discussions

Includes: two templates (for planning and writing) and a completed example

Focus: labelling and writing an explanation

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