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ERIC Number: EJ1014752
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Enhancing Classroom Conversation for All Students
Goldsmith, William
Phi Delta Kappan, v94 n7 p48-52 Apr 2013
The author, a 5th-grade teacher, offers strategies intended to assist and encourage ELL students to participate in academic conversations. They include insisting that children take part in conversations despite their apprehension and teaching them the language they need to communicate their ideas. One strategy is Think, Pair, Share--a simple instructional practice that can have such a profound effect on the willingness of ELL students to communicate their ideas. The author also suggests holding students accountable for partaking in class discussions, and holding class meetings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
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Language: English
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