ERIC Number: ED393088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Student-Posed Questions for Literature-Based Discussion.
Commeyras, Michelle; Sumner, Georgiana
The ideas in this mini-brochure are intended for teachers interested in creating opportunities for students to pose questions during literature-based discussions. The brochure suggests that a child-centered approach to questioning is a highly motivating way to conduct discussions because students of all reading abilities can participate. The brochure discusses developing discussion guidelines, emphasizing that "put-downs" are unacceptable, orienting before reading, soliciting questions after reading, accepting all questions, encouraging collaboration, shifting to peer discussion groups, and learning from students' questions. (RS)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Education, Questioning Techniques, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Motivation, Student Participation
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. on Student Achievement, Curriculum, and Assessment (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Dept. of Psychology.; Wisconsin Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.