Conversation: The Comprehension Connection

  title={Conversation: The Comprehension Connection},
  author={Ann Ketch},
  journal={The Reading Teacher},
  • Ann Ketch
  • Published 1 September 2005
  • Education, Sociology
  • The Reading Teacher
In their daily lives, students often experience directives rather than real conversations. Conversation provides opportunities for students to practice and use cognitive strategies, and is critical for developing comprehension. Conversation is authentic, and becomes evidence for teachers to determine strategies used and internalized. As students engage in social inquiry with peers, they try out their thinking. Social inquiry promotes metacognition and reflection. Conversation becomes the… 

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