Exploring Talk in School

Read the two chapters and the articles attached and then write a reflection of three pages in length. In addition, record 3-5 “big idea” questions you wish to discuss with others in our class. Try to be as specific as possible in these questions — looking for connections between what you read and how you envision ideal classroom oral communication patterns.
• Mercer: CH 6 & CH 7 • Zwiers: Academic Conversations
In the reflections: o Explore the connections across accountable talk, academic conversations, and dialogic teaching. Consider the implication for the Common Core Standards’ emphasis on three primary genres for writing







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