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Language of learning : teaching students core thinking, listening, and speaking skills

Author: Margaret Berry Wilson; Lora M Hodges
Publisher: Turner Falls, Massachusetts : Northeast Foundation for Children, Inc., 2014. ©2014
Series: Responsive classroom series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Your essential guide for teaching core competencies that every child needs for developing into a highly engaged, self-motivated learner. The Language of Learning offers a practical approach to teaching essential communication skills:Listening and understandingThinking before speaking; speaking clearly and concisely; asking thoughtful questions; giving high-quality answers; backing up opinions with reasons and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Berry Wilson; Lora M Hodges
ISBN: 9781892989611 1892989611
OCLC Number: 871319938
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vii, 203 pages : black and white illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Foward --
Introduction: The Power of Student Converation --
Listening Essentials --
Speaking Essentials --
Asking and Answering Questions --
Crafting an Argument --
The Art of Agreeing and Disagreeing --
Conclusion: Letting Students Shine --
Appendix A: Suggested Timeline --
When to Teach Speaking and Listening Skills --
Further Resources --
Acknowledgments --
Index\
Series Title: Responsive classroom series.
Other Titles: Responsive classroom.
Responsibility: Margaret Berry Wilson with foreward by Lora M. Hodges, EdD.

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Your essential guide for teaching core competencies that every child needs for developing into a highly engaged, self-motivated learner. The Language of Learning offers a practical approach to teaching essential communication skills:Listening and understandingThinking before speaking; speaking clearly and concisely; asking thoughtful questions; giving high-quality answers; backing up opinions with reasons and evidence; agreeing thoughtfully; disagreeing respectfully. The book includes: skills chapters on listening, speaking, questioning, crafting an argument, and agreeing and disagreeing respectfully; practical teaching strategies for developing each skill in a way that integrates seamlessly with your existing curriculum; common core connections charts listing K-6 speaking and listening standards addressed by each chapter; teaching timeline suggesting when to introduce each skill; and sample letters to parents about ways to extend their child's learning at home. -- Provided by publisher.

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