Your essential guide for bringing students' core thinking, listening, and speaking skills to a higher level!
The Language of Learning offers a practical approach to teaching essential communication skills: listening and understanding; thinking before speaking; speaking clearly and concisely; asking thoughtful questions; giving high-quality answers; backing up opinions with reasons and evidence; agreeing thoughtfully; disagreeing respectfully.
|Publisher:||Northeast Foundation for Children, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.65(d)|
Table of Contents
Foreword Lora M. Hodges v
Introduction: The Power of Student Conversation 1
Chapter 1 Listening Essentials 4
Chapter 2 Speaking Essentials 38
Chapter 3 Asking and Answering Questions 68
Chapter 4 Crafting an Argument 100
Chapter 5 The Art of Agreeing and Disagreeing 134
Conclusion: Letting Students Shine 170
Appendix A Quick Guide to the Teaching Techniques Used in This Book 172
Appendix B Suggested Timeline-When to Teach Speaking and Listening Skills 191
Further Resources 193