ERIC Number: ED377469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Student-Posed Questions for Literature-Based Discussion. Instructional Resource No. 6.
Commeyras, Michelle; Sumner, Georgiana
The ideas presented in this brochure are for teachers interested in creating opportunities for students to pose questions during literature-based discussions, in heterogeneous whole group and peer-only discussions. The brochure notes that the method is a highly motivating way to conduct discussions because students of all reading abilities can participate and teachers become fascinated by their students' questions and responses. After presenting the rationale for the approach, the brochure discusses: (1) developing discussion guidelines, (2) avoiding "put-down" comments, (3) orienting before reading, (4) soliciting questions after reading, (5) accepting all questions, (6) encouraging collaboration, (7) shifting to peer discussion groups, and (8) learning from students' questions. (RS)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Cooperation, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Questioning Techniques, Reading Instruction, Teacher Behavior
National Reading Research Center, 318 Aderhold Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-7125.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Reading Research Center, Athens, GA.