My Version of the Talk a Mile a Minute Vocabulary Activity

Talk a Mile a Minute is a truly powerful classroom vocabulary activity which produces very high levels of engagement.  I would like to challenge you to watch the video below, download the PowerPoint template, and use this activity in your classroom.  This activity can be used in the math classroom, but can just as easily be used in any other subject area.  This is my version of Talk a Mile a Minute.  Try it out and feel free to improve upon it.






Download my version of the Talk a Mile a Minute template by clicking here.


You may also be interested in the following blog posts:

Math in Motion (video and PDFs)

The Number Concept Map (video and PDF)

Math Imposter Sets (video and PDF)

The Animated Multiplication Table



Talk a Mile a Minute pic



  1. Stephanie Knapp on March 8, 2015 at 12:04 am

    Another fabulous post! I am loving your blog. I can’t wait to share this idea with my colleagues. The videos you post to explain how each activity can be used in the classroom is so helpful (especially when I can just show others your video instead of trying to explain it myself).
    I am wondering if the goal is for the kids to get their partner to say one word at a time (they just focus on that one word until their partner gets it), or any of the words in the set in any order?
    Thanks so much!

  2. Devon Nelson on March 7, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    This sounds like a great activity for engaging students in academic conversations around focus vocabulary. Thanks for putting the PowerPoint together and sharing!

    • on March 8, 2015 at 5:29 pm

      Hi, Devon. You are very welcome. I have many more ideas to come, and I am very excited to share.

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