Friday, March 6, 2009

Secondary School Topic: Discussion Technique

10-second review: At any time, while reading an assigned novel or short story in class, students can say out loud, “Stop!” And ask to discuss anything they don’t understand, are surprised at or find confusing.

Title: “Walking the Talk: Examining Privilege and Race in a Ninth-Grade Classroom.” K Sassi and EE Thomas. English Journal (July 2008), 25. A publication of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

Comment: I think if I were using this technique, I would have students read certain key passages together from the short story, novel or whatever. I like the idea. The questions for discussing are coming from the students. RayS.

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