I wrote the following reflection while completing the Learning to Talk by Talking : A Developmental Approach to maximizing Language and Literacy Skills course.
A few strategies from Dr Snow that I will use in my practice as I move ahead:
- Schedule student debate regularly.
- Use WordGeneration.com resources for quality open debatable topics and supporting materials.
- Engage in different debate models, including a switch in position.
- Being intentional about listening to students during the planning stages of units of inquiry to find out how interests can drive the content for learning