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Improving classroom discussion begins with transforming the roles of students and teachers. This guide details four crucial teaching practices to help students take a leading role in their learning:
1. Establish expectations.
2. Identify and develop student skills.
3. Select forms and structures for engagement.
4. Stimulate, support, and sustain student thinking and speaking.
Filled with tips, strategies, and examples, this guide can show any teacher how to better help students speak and listen to one another in ways that help them make meaning and increase their understanding.
(ASCD Quick Reference Guide, 2016) 8 1/2” x 11”, 3-hole punched, 3 laminated panels, 6 pages
Increasing students’ vocabulary is vital to their reading and learning success, and promoting the use of academic language in speech and writing will also encourage further understanding. In this guide, you will find strategies, games, and classroom essentials you can use to create vocab lesson plans that are both exciting and effective. Discover ways to engage students in vocab learning with word walls, learning stations, and brain-compatible lessons. Explore strategies and rubrics for assessing vocabulary learning, and plan how to team with your colleagues to increase vocabulary across your grade level or school.