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Choral Responding

Description of the Strategy

Choral responding is an instructional technique that allows a teacher to solicit active responses from a group of learners. During choral responding, students generate their own reply to an instructional prompt and respond orally in unison. Teachers utilize this strategy to increase active student participation during large-group instruction. Soliciting choral responses during instruction increases students' opportunities to practice skills throughout a lesson.

When correctly executed, choral responses offer a teacher effective and efficient feedback on student performance. To maximize the effectiveness of choral responding, a teacher may use a signal to ensure that students reply in unison. Obtaining unison responses is a critical feature of choral responding. When students respond in unison, each learner has the opportunity to generate ...

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