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Don't Raise Your Hand! Boost Comprehension with Dialogue 2014


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International Reading Association Conference presentation on facilitating dialogue about text at the elementary and middle levels: noticing/questioning, nonfiction text, common conversations with older readers

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Don't Raise Your Hand! Boost Comprehension with Dialogue 2014

  1. 1. Don’t Raise Your Hand!: Boost Comprehension and Engagement with Meaningful Talk International Reading Association, May 2014 Amy Broemmel (University of Tennessee) Robin Griffith (Texas Christian University) Elizabeth Swaggerty (East Carolina University)
  2. 2. Comprehension
  3. 3. 1/3 of the teacher-identified “successful” readers struggled with comprehension
  4. 4. Direct Comprehension Strategies Meaning-based Discussion about TextVs.
  5. 5. McKeown, Beck, and Blake (2009): focusing on the content of text through meaning-based questions/discussion was more effective than a procedural comprehension strategies-based approach.
  6. 6. Reading lots of books and texts Meeting in pairs and small groups to engage in interesting, engaging conversations about the text Participating in whole class discussions Taking stances for and against the views they find in books Engaging in accountable-talk interactions.
  7. 7. Talk about text
  8. 8. Pick Two 11:20-12:00 Breakout 1 12:05- 12:45 Breakout 2
  9. 9. Noticers and Questioners Robin
  10. 10. Noticers and Questioners
  11. 11. Real Talk about Real Stuff
  12. 12. Moving Toward Common Conversations with Older Readers
  13. 13. Robin: Noticers & Questioners Amy: Nonfiction Dialogue Elizabeth: Older Readers 11:20-12:00 Breakout 1 12:05- 12:45 Breakout 2
  14. 14. Wrap Up
  15. 15. purposeful dialogic conversations
  16. 16. Presentation Handouts: NVBWjDBZkZCR2RvVlRPQjA&usp=sharing
  17. 17. Amy Broemmel University of Tennessee Robin Griffith Texas Christian University Elizabeth Swaggerty East Carolina University