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Literacy Tip of the Week: Week of April 16th

posted Apr 16, 2017, 7:45 PM by Courtney Richardson

Engage Readers in Conversation!

It is essential for students to regularly engage in an intentional conversation about what they have read during guided reading. Align the discussion with the selected comprehension strategy. Use Jan’s Discussion Starters to jump-start the conversation. Ensure all students, including striving, advanced, and dual language learners (DLLs) contribute. (Be sure to praise students for their contributions!) Increase and extend comprehension by engaging readers in strategic discussions. Based on my experience, this is a win-win situation for students and teachers! 

Written by: Carolyn Gwinn, Ph.D., Author and Educational Consultant, Next Steps Guided Reading cell: 612-720-5334