Purposeful Talk: Developing Thinking through Conversation K-5

Our January 8th LCN session focused on “Teaching Conversational Behaviors” using Maria Nichols Ch. 4 from Comprehension through Conversation.  We reviewed the basics of paraphrasing and used the protocol of the Paraphrasing Passport to discuss and share our learning.  The powerpoint of today’s session can be found at this link.

Our February 26, 2015 session will feature round table discussions around  how “Purposeful Talk” is influencing our teaching and student learning.  Please contact me at patronellak@gmail.com to sign-up to facilitate a round table discussion.  Our hope is to offer at least 2 opportunities of a 20 minute round table discussion for our participants.  Thanks.

Purposeful Talk handout