ERIC Number: ED564296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
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Conversation Compass: A Teacher's Guide to High-Quality Language Learning in Young Children
Curenton, Stephanie M.
Classroom conversation plays an important role in the development of children's language and reasoning. However, studies show that classroom talk relies too much on directives and close-ended questions. "Conversation Compass" provides the tools to strengthen your language-learning environment: (1) The Compass: guide high-quality classroom conversations with this visual prompt; (2) The Question Trail: choose the open-ended questions that will drive children's deeper thinking; (3) The Map: record your learning objectives and plan for the conversations; (4) The peer conversation tracking sheet: observe and assess children's progress; and (5) A family survey: expand your awareness of the skills of children from diverse backgrounds and engage families. Learn to adapt your classroom conversations to meet the diverse needs of all the children you teach and set them up for academic success.
Descriptors: Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Classroom Communication, Language Acquisition, Visual Stimuli, Prompting, Questioning Techniques, Interpersonal Communication, Thinking Skills, Progress Monitoring, Skill Development, Communication Skills
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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