Encouraging Positive Talk

Saturday, 23 September 2017



Our school year got off to a "positive" start as we introduced the Positivity Project emblem that we now proudly display as one of their partner schools!



As we looked closely at the symbol, I quickly realized I would need to help the children understand what the word "positive" meant.  We were reading The Little Engine That Could that week, so we began to explore positive talk and negative talk through the pages of the book.


I invited the children to give a thumbs up when they heard the engines use "positive talk" and a thumbs down when they heard "negative talk." This worked well and we applied this same strategy to  other read alouds including Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes and Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell.

I hope your year got off to a positive start as well!

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