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543840 (Softbound)
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9781605543840 (Softbound)
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Turn everyday classroom talk into high-quality conversation

Classroom conversation plays an important role in the development of children's language and reasoning. However, studies show that classroom talk relies too much on directives and close-ended questions. Conversation Compass provides the tools to strengthen your language-learning environment:
  • The Compass: guide high-quality classroom conversations with this visual prompt
  • The Question Trail: choose the open-ended questinos that will drive children's deeper thinking
  • The Map: record your learning objectives and plan for the conversations
  • The peer conversation tracking sheet: observe and assess children's progress
  • A family survey: expand your awareness of the skills of children fromdiverse backgrounds and engage families


Learn to adapt your classroom conversations to meet the diverse needs of all the children you teach and set them up for academic success.

120 pages

About Stephanie M. Curenton, PhD

Stephanie M. Curenton, Ph.D. is a Rutgers University Chancellor Scholar and tenured associate professor in the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.  She studies the social, cognitive, and language development of low-income and minority children within various ecological contexts, such as parent-child interactions, early childhood education programs, early childhood more..


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