Speaking Volumes

Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy
November 2014
Educational Leadership;Nov2014, Vol. 72 Issue 3, p18
The article examines how the amount of talking and participation in classroom discussions among students relates to their level of academic achievement, especially when facilitated by skilled teachers focused on student comprehension and engagement. It goes on to discuss how productive student talk impacts thought as well as reading and writing development. Suggestions on how teachers can encourage argumentation, model behavioral cues, and prompt students are included.


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