ERIC Number: EJ674503
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 0
Conversation Sparks: How To Jumpstart Comprehension.
Moran, Karen; Carson, Jennifer E.
Voices from the Middle, v11 n1 p29-30 Sep 2003
Contends that talking about texts in a conversational environment, during and after reading, allows students to think about a text and think about their thinking. Explains "conversation sparks," which push students to make a variety of type of comments that include predictions, questions, clarifications, and inferences. Concludes that giving students the room to pause and say something about a text creates the opportunity to ask questions. (PM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme: Comprehension: Unlocking Understanding.