Hello colleagues, I have long believed that talk should play a key role in reading and writing instruction. I love this quote by James Britton. "Reading and writing float on a sea of talk." While whole class discussion is valuable, I think it is important for us teachers to structure opportunities for pairs and small groups to talk about what they are reading and writing.
How do you support student to student conversations about the content they are studying?
Cheers, Susan Finn Miller
Moderator, Teaching & Learning CoP