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Strategies for Authentic Academic Conversations

All students can discuss the steps to solving a math problem, the potential outcomes of a science experiment, the conflict in a novel, or the causes and effects of an event.

For these academic conversations, the teacher plays a pivotal role as coach- providing support, feedback and purposeful practice. With some easy-to-try strategies, every student can engage in authentic academic conversations!

Listen to renowned language expert and executive director of WIDA, Dr. Tim Boals, in enhancing your teaching practice and fostering meaningful academic conversations between students.