Powerful Discussion and Writing

I n Your ELA Block

Strategies to Increase Writing

•T-A-D (Transition, Action, Detail)

•RAFTS

RACES

•Predict-O-Gram

•Cubing

•What, Why, How

•Show and Tell

Types of Discussion

1.Efferent – What the Text Explicitly Says

2.Expressive – Affective Response – What do you feel or think about a story?

3.Critical Analytic – Debating Ideas/Critical Thinking

The Challenge in a Discussion

Establish a Goal/Learning Objective
Short Reflection Prior to the Discussion
–Powerful Quote
–Question or Inference about the Topic
–Why is this Important
Guiding Question for the Topic
Textual Evidence to Support Opinions

Strategies to Increase Discussion

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