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Asking Better Questions: 6 Ways to Improve Classroom Discussions

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Although many of us don’t realize it until we step foot into our own classrooms, we quickly learn that facilitating a lively, but controlled, classroom discussion is truly an art form. While most…

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, December 23, 2013 4:11 PM

The question is ... do you think deeply about the questions you ask? Are you out to fulfill an intention or jsut get an answer? Do you wait for another answer ... even if they have got it 'right'?

Phil Chappell's curator insight, December 24, 2013 3:15 PM

Short article on question types vis-a-vis the kinds of responses they'll encourage. 

Shona Whyte's curator insight, December 31, 2013 3:30 AM

Nice little piece with concrete examples of the kinds of questions teachers can ask to promote different types of reflection and analysis from learners.

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Vocabulary Paint Chips

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A great strategy for building vocabulary for any student. Using paint chips, teachers provide students with a visual aid to better understand difficult vocabulary. Covers Common Core for the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words.

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Learning Difficult Vocabulary

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Need tips to help teach students difficult vocabulary words? Here are a few that have proven to work. Students start by learning the definition, and then restating in their own terms.

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Reading Like a Historian: Contextualization

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Teaching students to contextualize, or understand the things happening around certain historical events allows them to gain a deeper knowledge of lessons.

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How Important is Teaching Literacy in All Content Areas?

How Important is Teaching Literacy in All Content Areas? | To Read-Literacy | Scoop.it
You are busy this summer planning and reworking lessons -- adding, adjusting, and tweaking.

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8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language

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"Change your language and you change your thoughts." -- Karl Albrecht

Understanding Academic Language

Academic language is a meta-language that helps learners acquire the 50,000 words that they are

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Reading Like a Historian: Sourcing

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Sourcing documents is a key skill within the curriculum for Reading Like A Historian. Discover a way to structure a sourcing lesson for your High School History class.

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