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Time pressures, standards-driven curricula, and rising populations of students who are struggling with English can make it hard to include discussions in your teaching, yet there are more good reasons than ever to use academic discourse to promote learning. Read this book to find out why and how discussion-based lessons help students—especially English language learners—to process and remember information, develop higher-order thinking, and advance their literacy skills.
The authors introduce you to a four-component framework for discussion-based lessons and present strategies and guidelines on such issues as
(ASCD book, 2008) 6" x 9", 168 pages. Also available as an e-book!
Discover how to use guided instruction to get students to do the cognitive work of learning.