The Importance of Talk

in a Comprehensive Literacy Program

What is the BIG Idea?

What do effective Guided Reading, Shared Reading, Reading Conferences and Literature Circles have in common? They all promote discussions and conversations that help students to develop and express their thinking. These conversations also allow teachers to assess student understanding and provide insight into next steps for planning.

"Oral language is the foundation for the complex literacy skills that are critical to a child’s success"

The Best Part of this AQ so far?

The conversations with you all!