Having students verbally repeat information such as instructions ensures they have heard the information and supports remembering. With verbal repetition, learners can personalize, interact with, and use their own words to explain the information, activating multiple brain pathways to show understanding and help move knowledge from Short- to Long-term Memory.
Learn how these elementary teachers use the turn-and-talk technique in different contexts to check for understanding. The video shows snippets of turn-and-talks, which allow students to verbalize their thinking, from different classrooms.
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Starting at 1:06, watch how Imagine Learning, a language and literacy program, uses verbal repetition in its "fluent reader" feature to record students reading aloud and allows teachers to listen to their reading.
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