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Student-Driven Discussions in Social Studies

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Katie Ranftle
March 31, 2014

Student-Driven Discussions in Social Studies

Listen to a teacher talk about how she scaffolds text discussion using pair-share, small group discussion, and large group share-out activities. Hear her description of the gradual release of responsibility from teacher to student, with the end-goal of student-driven discussions. View the related sample material, Social Studies Pair-Sharing and Discussion Guidelines.

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