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Students need a robust vocabulary to best communicate and defend what they have learned and accomplished. The resources below can be used in daily instruction to improve student vocabulary.
Professional Books for Teaching Vocabulary
Students must have regular opportunity to speak using academic language. Resources shown below show how to give students more opportunities to speak in class.
Professional Books for Teaching Speaking Skills
Encouraging Academic Conversations With Talk Moves
Professional Books about Socratic Circles and Literature Circles
Presenting requires a variety of skills that must be practiced regularly so students can be effective presenters. Below are resources for teaching good posture and appropriate gestures, visual aids, vocal projection and pacing, and more.
Preparing Yourself for Public Speaking
Creating an Effective Visual Aid for a Presentation
Professional Books for Teaching Presentation Skills
Presentation Skills: Tips & Tricks
Tips on Giving Oral Presentations
Listening & Feedback Skills
Students must learn to listen and provide appropriate feedback for other student presenters. In doing so, they will also learn how to become an effective presenter. Resources are provided below.
Peer Assessments of Oral Presentations
Ten Feedback Conversation Starters for English Language Learners
Professional Books for Teaching Listening and Feedback Skills
60-Second Strategy: Discussion Mapping
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