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

Clip 2/10: Day 2: Making sense in partner talk


Understanding and Reading Problems: After modeling an attentive listening and questioning practice with the whole group and one student, Patty Ferrant is then able to have the students turn to a partner and mirror the process: one student explaining how they saw the dots configured, and the other partner listening, asking questions, and trying to make sense.


How are Patty’s students using sentence stems to support their early engagement in partner talk?

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