Developing Academic Language

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Student Discussions.pdf

ORCHESTRATING DISCUSSIONS by Smith, Hughes, Engle, and Stein gives teachers simple steps to get the most out of student discussions. "Discussions give students opportunities to share ideas and clarify understandings, develop convincing arguments regarding why and how things work, develop language for expressing ideas, and learn to see thing from other perspectives."