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Building Academic Literacy Through Text Discussion

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Katie Ranftle
March 31, 2014

Building Academic Literacy Through Text Discussion

Listen to high school English teacher Jim Burke describe the importance of providing opportunities for adolescents to discuss text. He explains how he establishes a supportive environment for discussions and describes note-taking organizers he uses to help students prepare for text discussions. View the sample materials, Analyzing Speeches and "Four R" Notetaking Template, for more details.

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