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ERIC Number: EJ887686
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
That's Fierce! Collaboration in the English Classroom
Kipp-Newbold, Rebecca
English Journal, v99 n5 p74-78 May 2010
As an educator, the author learned that her job was not simply to teach the fundamental concepts of literature and writing, but also to teach students the fundamentals of conversation and collaboration. In this article, the author shares her experience in using traditional, teacher-centered methods to inspire spirited conversations among students during her first year of teaching. She describes how she worked to develop different activities that would encourage student collaboration and encourage students to participate in conversations about literature. These activities included choice boards, reflections on partner discussions, and Socratic seminars. The author illustrates how partner conversations and Socratic seminars have helped her students to develop in-depth, critical conversation skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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