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Teach students the value of discussion with this professional guide that outlines purposeful talk, why it is important, and how it increases comprehension. Talking about Text: Guiding Students to Increase Comprehension through Purposeful Talk instructs teachers through model lessons to demonstrate effective approaches and research-based strategies that help develop the way that students think and voice their ideas about texts. With an in-depth look at the behaviors that enable learners to talk in a constructive manner, teachers will design their own lessons that are aimed to graduallyrelease responsibility to their students. Enhancing student critical thinking and overall reading comprehension, this resource supports the development of skills that students need to be successful in college and career.
Teacher Created Materials develops innovative and imaginative materials and services for students, worldwide. Everything we do is created by teachers, for teachers and students, to make teaching more effective and learning more fun.
Once upon a time in 1977...Rachelle Cracchiolo started Teacher Created Materials with a friend and fellow teacher. Both were eager to share their ideas and passion for education with other classroom leaders. What began as a hobby, selling lesson plans to local stores, became a part-time job after a full day of teaching, and eventually blossomed into a nonstop opportunity to develop and grow Teacher Created Materials as a full-service company, and a welcome and familiar name in every classroom. The story continued in 2004 with the launch of Shell Education and the introduction of professional resources and classroom application books designed to support Teacher Created Materials curriculum resources. Today, Teacher Created Materials is one of the most recognized names in educational publishing around the world...and the story continues educationally ever after.