Frey, N., Fisher, D., & Everlove, S. (2017, November 09). How to Introduce Group Work.

Give students the language of sharing ideas by constructing frames that support their academic conversations. For younger children, practice may focus on turn taking and listening to one another. We will sometimes give partners a “talking chip” that they pass back and forth as they converse. We encourage older students to use more formal academic language as a means for engaging in deeper conversations. In addition, we find this practice to be an important precursor to academic writing, rhetoric, and argumentation.

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