Feedback is one of the strongest influences on student learning and achievement – but some types of feedback are more powerful than others! Join us as we look at creating a culture of feedback in the classroom.
Where talking to learn meets learning to talk: we look at the intersection of the two and the concept of oracy. Join us as we discuss why talk matters and how we can support the development of this competency in both elementary and secondary classrooms.
A presentation of the Developmental Continua of Oracy Skills which describe a learner’s progression in oracy over time and can help teachers to plan instruction aligned with learning needs. The student continuum is designed to promote reflection and encourage goal-setting.
Assessing and Developing Reader Response: We explore the process of constructing meaning from a text and work with the Reader Response Continuum. This tool guides teachers in the observation of students' development of reading response and proposes teaching ideas to move students forward.
Using Literature to Inspire Reader Response: We finish the series with a focus on fine-tuning teaching to help tune students in to response and propose ideas for texts to engage students in response.
“Talk is a fundamental prerequisite for democratic engagement,” according to professor Robin Alexander. As educators, it is imperative that we help our students find their voices, to become articulate, critical, engaged and active citizens. Negotiation, deliberation, reasoning, listening and talking are essential lifelong skills. Join us as we explore how these empowering oracy skills can promote not only civic engagement but can prepare our youth to participate in global discourse as citizens of the world. Access our book list and download resources here.
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