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Middle School: Supporting the Learning Community

Clip 6/10: Day 19: Peer and group work to advance and deepen thinking


Polite Talk and Listening: After modeling attentive and engaged listening and asking questions to clarify thinking, Patty Ferrant’s students return to work in groups.

By this point, group members are beginning to make connections between their peers’ statements and the classroom anchor posters; they are also beginning to clarify each other’s language.


How do Patty’s students take on the responsibility for clarifying each other’s language?

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