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Description - Talking About Text by Maria Nichols

Teach students the value of discussion with this professional guide that outlines purposeful talk, why it is important, and how it increases comprehension. Talking about Text: Guiding Students to Increase Comprehension through Purposeful Talk instructs teachers through model lessons to demonstrate effective approaches and research-based strategies that help develop the way that students think and voice their ideas about texts. With an in-depth look at the behaviors that enable learners to talk in a constructive manner, teachers will design their own lessons that are aimed to graduallyrelease responsibility to their students. Enhancing student critical thinking and overall reading comprehension, this resource supports the development of skills that students need to be successful in college and career.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781425805326
ISBN-10: 1425805329
Format: Paperback
Pages: 112
Imprint: Shell Educational Publishing
Publisher: Shell Educational Publishing
Publish Date: 15-May-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Maria Nichols

Maria Nichols, a National Board Certified Teacher, is an elementary level literacy staff developer for San Diego City Schools. Previously, she was a classroom teacher for 15 years, including 3 years of professional development work and demonstration teaching at the district's Literacy Professional Development Center.