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Elementary School: Making Sense of One’s Own and Others’ Learning

Clip 14/17: Day 110: Praising and reinforcing students’ justifications of their strategy


Explaining Thinking: Mia works at the beginning of the year to challenge students to explain their thinking. She models academic language use (“You’ve been very convincing!”) and encourages students to evaluate their own and others’ strategies.


How else might you reinforce students’ justifications of their answers?

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