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TEXT TALK:  12/3/10

This is an interactive writing experience where students read and write questions for a partner to answer.  The key is that there is NO VERBAL conversation.  The conversation between the partners is through writing only. (see attached sheet)


a.      Students are assigned a section of the text to read.  (# the paragraphs if there are no headings/subheadings)

b.      They write down a question from the text that their partner will answer about the reading (their partner does the same). Encourage higher level questions

c.       Students switch papers and answer each other’s questions.

d.      They switch papers again and write a comment to their partner.

e.      Repeat the process until the assigned reading is complete.

f.    Use some of the questions for a review quiz on the material.

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