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Silva Mangiante, Elaine; Carpenter, Elizabeth; Robichaud, Hayley – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2020
Get an inside look at the discourse interactions of third- and fourth-grade students as they consider various design proposals to solve an engineering problem and negotiate a group decision. The authors present possible factors that impact student teamwork and provide recommendations for teachers to develop students' skills for group engineering…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Engineering
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Ernst-Slavit, Gisela; Wenger, Kerri J. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
The authors explore the importance of talk and interaction for learning, particularly in relation to new K-12 standards and the prominent role of academic language in today's educational contexts. The article concludes with a detailed example of a Grade 6 teacher's use of content and language objectives to address the needs and strengths of all…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Academic Standards, Language Role
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Mueller, Mary; Yankelewitz, Dina – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2014
Gain a new perspective on the sharing of erroneous solutions in classroom discussions. Based on their research in grades four and six, the authors reveal how student-to-student correction of errors promotes mathematical reasoning and understanding. Tips for teachers include strategies for using students' errors to encourage reasoning during…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Error Correction, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics
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Larson, Lotta – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2013
This article describes ways that e-books, a common form of technology, can be used to differentiate instruction, enhance literacy learning, and support Common Core State English Language Arts (ELA) Standards at the fifth-grade level. However, the strategies described can easily be adapted to suit a wide range of grade levels and instructional…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Electronic Publishing, Textbooks, Technology Uses in Education