Text Discussion

Recommended Practice: Provide opportunities for extended text discussion and student engagement.

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Talking About Text: Discussion-Based Approaches to Reading Instruction

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View this multimedia overview to learn how providing adolescents with opportunities to discuss text can improve comprehension and engagement, both key features of reading achievement. Related...

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Engaging Adolescents in Discussions About Text

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Dr. Janice Dole gives an overview of the recommendation to provide opportunities for extended discussion of text meaning and interpretation.

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Improving Comprehension Through Text Discussion: What Does the Research Say?

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Dr. Michael Kamil describs the results of a meta-analysis that reviewed 42 studies examining the effects of text discussion on reading comprehension.

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Building Academic Literacy Through Text Discussion

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Listen to high school English teacher Jim Burke describe the importance of providing opportunities for adolescents to discuss text. He explains how he establishes a supportive environment for...

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School Example

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Literature Circles in High School

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Ninth-grade Humanities teacher Rebecca Wieder describes how she facilitates literature circle discussions. Wieder's students discuss a novel in groups where each plays a role: summarizer,...

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Mark It Up! Scaffolding Text Discussion

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Kelly O'Brien scaffolds text discussion by modeling strategies for thinking about text, helps students make connections, and provides guidelines for organizing reading for meaning. View the related...

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Student-Driven Discussions in Social Studies

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Listen to a teacher talk about how she scaffolds text discussion using pair-share, small group discussion, and large group share-out activities. Hear her description of the gradual release of...

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Using Metacognitive Logs in Science

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In this astronomy lesson, a teacher uses a two-column metacognitive reading log to help students organize their questions and observations. Listen to how she evaluates student learning through log...

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Analyzing Speeches: Homework Assignments and Note-Taking Templates

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These materials assignments from teacher Jim Burke's high school English class include assignments using Obama's keynote address assignment, a speech assignment on Cesar Chavez's speech,...

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"Four R" Note-Taking Template

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English teacher Jim Burke created this template to help students take notes as they read a text. Related Media and Files: Building Academic Literacy Through Text Discussion...

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Social Studies Pair-Sharing and Discussion Guidelines

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This PowerPoint outlines a seventh-grade social studies lesson that scaffolds text discussion strategies to help students develop an understanding of the experiences of Chernobyl survivors. The...

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Reflective Science Reading Logs and Evaluation Rubric

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Science teacher Heather Howlett uses reading logs to support student questioning and text discussion. The evaluation rubric is used to assist students with self-evaluation of their progress and...

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