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Text Talk

Engaging Readers in Purposeful Discussions

Dot McElhone

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Text Talk - Engaging Readers in Purposeful Discussions

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Reading is a social, cultural process, and talk is a crucial tool for comprehending and synthesizing texts. In this article, McElhone explores individual and small-group text talk as well as read-alouds and whole-class and book club discussions that will engage students and create magical moments of student learning. She also examines four practices that you can use and offers questions to ask yourself about your students' talk to help create more of these powerful moments in your classroom.

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