Friday, December 12, 2008

Topic: Student Response Groups and Writing

10-second review: Students think aloud as they read other students’ compositions, leading to improved writing.

Title: “What Teacher Inquiry Means in Practice.” Diane Waff. Council Chronicle (November 2008), 32-34. A publication of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

Summary/Quote: “Another community college research group member has found that teaching students to ‘think aloud’ about a fellow student’s written draft is helping students produce more well-crafted essays….” p. 34.

Comment: Worth a try. RayS.

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