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ERIC Number: EJ906753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1074-4762
Inventing Your Way into High-Quality Student Discussions
Shanklin, Nancy
Voices from the Middle, v18 n2 p63-65 Dec 2010
Shanklin understands the value of civil, public discourse in a democratic society and the need to impart that to our students. She tells us that "when students enter a community where their use of growing literacy abilities is both respected and expected, they are more likely to use what they do know, and even to push themselves further, to accomplish what they consider to be meaningful tasks." Here are tips on getting started with discussion and on linking reading, writing, and discussion, thereby laying a foundation for action that offers students motivation and purpose.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A