Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Discussion--Study and teaching (Elementary); Reading (Elementary);
Using discussion as an integral part of the reading program is a natural outgrowth of real literature in the classroom. Children need opportunities to engage in conversations about their literature experiences in order to enrich and refine their understanding of them. Teachers can facilitate discussions that promote in-depth understandings of reading experiences by providing children with opportunities to make inferences. As a result, children become accustomed to bringing their prior knowledge to reading experiences to discover inferred meanings, thus extending their thinking-language abilities.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Jeanne McLain Harms
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©2000 Leah J. Muxfeldt
Muxfeldt, Leah J., "Discussion to promote inference making" (2000). Graduate Research Papers. 1235.