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ERIC Number: EJ1040828
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Designating the MVP: Facilitating Classroom Discussion about Texts
Strom, Carolyn
Reading Teacher, v68 n2 p108-112 Oct 2014
This teaching tip highlights a strategy that assists teachers in structuring classroom discussions about texts. Specifically, this conversational technique helps students think and talk about a text beyond its literal meaning. During classroom conversations that employ this strategy, teachers help students extend their overall understanding of a text and give them structured opportunities to synthesize its information. This strategy requires students to make decisions about why a particular phrase is the Most Valuable Phrase (MVP) within a text as a whole. Using specific MVP criteria as a reference point, students practice explaining the ways in which certain phrases from a text are connected to its Main idea. Additionally, students are guided to analyze the author's craft by citing Vivid language and by explaining why a particular portion of a text qualifies as a "Phrase that stays."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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