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Instruct. Conversati

instructional Conversation by Goldenberg and Gallimore

Thematic Focus The teacher leads the students to a goal one chunk at a time.
Activation and use of background knowledge and relevant schemata The teacher draws upon students experiences to help them prepare for the new skill.
Vygotsky Zone of proximal development
Direct Teaching The teacher directly teaches a skill.
Promotion of complex language The teacher encourages students to expand using hinting skills as necessary.
Elicitation of bases for positions The teacher has the students use resources to help them support an idea or argument
Fewer "known answer" questions. The teacher gives less basic-simple answer questions. Instead they use open ended or questions that promote deeper thinking.
Being responsive to student contributions The teacher gives appropriate responses to the students contributions.
Connected discourse The teacher builds upon the comment made leading to an intended goal.
A challenging, but not threatening learning atmosphere. A classroom with high expectations where students get the aid of the teacher as necessary.
Proximal Development ?
General participation All students get good opportunities to participate.
Created by: alcurtis
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