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Do you want your students to take ownership of and become more independent during reading discussions? Are you looking to enhance your teaching of higher-order thinking and 21st century skills? Do you want to ensure that all students develop strong speaking and listening skills? In Student-Led Discussions, author Sandi Novak offers you the resources you need to develop meaningful student-led conversations about text and media across the content areas. Among such resources are links to authentic video clips of students engaged in discussions. In addition to providing a discussion framework that requires students to think deeply and communicate effectively, the includes advice for how to
The skills that students acquire through discussions that they themselves facilitate—speaking and listening abilities, reading comprehension, and competency with text-based questions among them—align with established state and national standards and are necessary for all students to succeed in school and life.
(ASCD Arias publication, 2014) 5" x 7 3/4", 48 pages.
Improving classroom discussion begins with transforming the roles of students and teachers. This guide details crucial teaching practices to help students take a leading role in their learning. 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.