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Speaking Volumes : How to Get Students Discussing Books- And Much More (Paperback)

Author: Gilmore, Barry

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Are the literature discussions in your classes a one-way conversation where you do all the talking? Or are they dominated by a small cadre of big talkers? No matter why book talk needs enlivening, Barry Gilmore has a simple, ready-to-implement solution that will grab your students' attention, energize their exchanges, and help them find their speaking voices.

In "Speaking Volumes," Gilmore offers accessible, classroom-tested, and matter-of-fact techniques grounded in the idea that literary conversations thrive when students can connect their interests and beliefs to what they're reading. Gilmore's ideas for new, unusual, and original models for engaged discussion are easy to reproduce and use, and they get results. "Speaking Volumes" includes: numerous sample activities based on commonly taught literaturequotations, prompts, and reproducible surveys to help you open, focus, or plan a discussionteacher-friendly uses for technology that stimulate conversationsactivities that connect ideas from books to current events and issuesdetailed follow-ups to help you assess what a book discussion has contributed to students' understanding.The ideas in "Speaking Volumes" don't require a curricular overhaul, and its simple, effective techniques for increasing student involvement will soon become an organic part of your instructional style. Read it, and get ready to find out what your classes really have to say.


Publisher Heinemann
Mfg Part# 9780325009155
SKU 202237858
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0325009155
Release Date 4/10/2007
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0128
Publisher Heinemann Educational Books
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