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Academic Conversations Classroom Talk That Fosters Critical Thinking and Content Understandings

ISBN-10: 157110884X
ISBN-13: 9781571108845
Edition: 2011
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Description: Where would we be without conversation? Throughout history, conversations have allowed us to see different perspectives, build ideas, and solve problems. Conversations, particularly those referred to in this book as academic conversations, push  More...

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Book details

List price: $31.33
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Publication date: 11/4/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Where would we be without conversation? Throughout history, conversations have allowed us to see different perspectives, build ideas, and solve problems. Conversations, particularly those referred to in this book as academic conversations, push students to think and learn in lasting ways. Academic conversations are back-and-forth dialogues in which students focus on a topic and explore it by building, challenging, and negotiating relevant ideas.Unfortunately, academic conversations are rare in many classrooms. Talk is often dominated by the teacher and a few students, or it does not advance beyond short responses to the teacher's questions. Even certain teaching approaches and curriculum programs neglect to train students how to maintain a focused, respectful, and thoughtful conversation.To address these challenges, authors Jeff Zwiers and Marie Crawford have identified five core communication skills to help students hold productive academic conversations across content areas. These skills include: elaborating and clarifying, supporting ideas with evidence, building on and/or challenging ideas, paraphrasing, and synthesizing. This book shows teachers how to weave the cultivation of academic conversation skills and conversations into current teaching approaches. More specifically, it describes how to use conversations to build the following:Academic vocabulary and grammarCritical thinking skills such as persuasion, interpretation, consideration of multiple perspectives, evaluation, and applicationLiteracy skills such as questioning, predicting, connecting to prior knowledge, and summarizingComplex and abstract essential understandings in content areas such as adaptation, human nature, bias, conservation of mass, energy, gravity, irony, democracy, greed, and moreAn academic classroom environment brimming with respect for others' ideas, equity of voice, engagement, and mutual supportThe ideas in this book stem from many hours of classroom practice, research, and video analysis across grade levels and content areas. Readers will find numerous practical activities for working on each conversation skill, crafting conversation-worthy tasks, and using conversations to teach and assess.Academic Conversationsoffers an in-depth approach to helping students develop into the future parents, teachers, and leaders who will collaborate to build a better world.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Reasons to Converse in School
Getting Started with Academic Conversations
Lesson Activities for Developing Core Conversation Skills
Designing Effective Conversation Tasks
Training Students for Advanced Conversations
Developing Academic Grammar and Vocabulary Through Conversation
Conversations in Language Arts
Conversations in History
Conversations in Science
Academic Conversation Assessment
Reminders
Appendix
References
Index

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