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Student-led conversations are a powerful tool for instruction and assessment in an elementary classroom. Join experienced elementary school classroom teacher Jennifer Orr as she shares strategies you can use immediately to start your students talking in ways that will deepen their learning, challenge them, and increase their ownership as learners. 

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Instructional Strategies

Demystifying Discussion: How to Teach and Assess Academic Conversation Skills, K–5

How do you take the passion and chatter that K–5 students bring to the classroom and turn it into conversation skills that make them better learners? Academic conversation can help hone speaking and listening, critical thinking, and social-emotional skills, as well as deepen content knowledge. But despite its effectiveness, this kind of purposeful, student-led discussion is rarely taught or used at the elementary level. The mystery for teachers is how to support students at various stages of development and build an environment of trust that lets them cultivate these skills.

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