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Verbal Repetition


Having students verbally repeat information such as instructions ensures they have heard and supports remembering. With verbal repetition, learners also can personalize and interact with information, activating multiple brain pathways to move knowledge from Short- to Long-term Memory.

Use It in the Classroom

Watch how this middle school teacher uses the turn-and-talk strategy to engage all of his students in thinking about a question and connecting new material to prior content.

  • A turn-and-talk gives students the opportunity to verbally explain to a partner what they heard and understand, promoting deeper listening and understanding. Teachers can use this time to check for understanding and clarify any points of confusion.
  • Design It into Your Product

  • Developers can design tasks to encourage verbal repetition, such as learners recording themselves, which can be useful for retention and comprehension, especially when combined with written checks for understanding and questioning.