STUDENT-LED DISCUSSIONS TO REINFORCE READING. TPO: We will examine strategies for facilitating student-led discussions using a powerpoint presentation and role-playing activities. AGENDA. DISCUSSION vs. JIGSAW. CONSTRUCTIVIST DISCUSSION MODEL: PHILOSOPHY.
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TPO: We will examine strategies for facilitating student-led discussions using a powerpoint presentation and role-playing activities
Students learn best when they are engaged in meaningful conversations
Student learning is enhanced when they are actively involved in the classroom
Students engaged in instructional conversations can initiate their own inquiries and construct their own meaning.
Promotes deeper understanding of text
Leads to higher level thinking and problem solving
Improves communication skills
Allows students to test their own ideas and consider opposing points of view
Fosters greater levels of class participation
Gambrell, L. 1996. What Research Reveals About Discussion. In L.B.Gambrell and J.F. Almasi (Eds.) Living Discussions!
Fostering Engaged Reading (pp.25-38). DE: International Reading Association.
Goldenberg, C. 1994. Instructional Conversations: PromotingComprehension Through Discussion.
Reading Teacher: 46(4):316-326.
Morrow, L. and L. Gambrell. 2000. Literature-based Reading Instruction. In M.Kamil, P. Mosenthal, P.D. Pearson, R.Barr (Eds.)
Handbook of Reading Research, Vol III:563-586. NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Students sitting in groups
Stopping points throughout reading to process
Students actively engaged
Students better prepared to participate as whole class
Teacher acts as a facilitator
Modified directions when appropriate
Save the Last Word for Me
Mind Streaming/Preview Pairs
Read and Say Something
GROUP PARTICIPATION DISCUSSION RUBRIC
INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPATION DISCUSSION RUBRIC