Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Reading comprehension--Study and teaching (Elementary); Teachers--Language;
Understanding the importance of teacher language, literacy discussions, and teacher questioning on students' literacy development in the classroom is important in order to facilitate deeper understanding by students. This research project first describes what dialogic classrooms are and how teachers can create more dialogic spaces for students. The paper also focuses on research that looks at the importance of literacy discussions and teacher questioning in creating classrooms that are open to student ideas.
A professional development program is then developed that will help teachers learn the importance of teacher language and creating dialogic spaces for students to explore complex ideas. Teachers will be given the opportunity to read, reflect, and practice so they are able to implement changes in their own classrooms with support.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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©2015 Amanda J. Mroch
Mroch, Amanda J., "Effective professional development for elementary teachers : creating dialogic classrooms to improve reading comprehension" (2015). Graduate Research Papers. 696.