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ERIC Number: EJ896726
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Talking about Books to Improve Comprehension
Reading Teacher, v64 n1 p77-80 Sep 2010
Meaningful conversations are a powerful tool to help students understand what they read and make text-to-self connections. This simple lesson, which is designed for repeated use with both fiction and nonfiction, provides students with strategies to support conversations about texts. Students will learn how to determine which ideas work best to inspire a conversation, how to stay focused on a particular idea, and how to talk with other students in a way that leads to deeper thinking. Students conclude the activity by reflecting on how their ideas changed or grew as a result of the discussion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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