Speaking & Listening

Collaborative academic discussion can transform a classroom.  Indeed, research indicates that when students regularly speak and listen to their classmates about the meaning of complex texts, the result is improvement in higher-order reading and writing skills as well as increased academic engagement. Speaking & Listening: Higher-Order Thinking through Daily Academic Discussion presents a set of instructional practices and tools that have enhanced the literacy skills of students who were once lagging behind in high school.

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