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30 review for Talk About Understanding

  1. 4 out of 5

    Mary Lee

    This was a perfect follow-up to OPENING MINDS. Keene's work is clearly influenced by Johnston's, but she focuses on the talk we use during strategy instruction. I've been waiting for her to find the "what next" after the watershed MOSAIC OF THOUGHT. In this book, she truly lifts the teaching of comprehension strategies to the next level. Summer #bookaday #47 This was a perfect follow-up to OPENING MINDS. Keene's work is clearly influenced by Johnston's, but she focuses on the talk we use during strategy instruction. I've been waiting for her to find the "what next" after the watershed MOSAIC OF THOUGHT. In this book, she truly lifts the teaching of comprehension strategies to the next level. Summer #bookaday #47

  2. 5 out of 5

    Janet

    Ellin Keene pushed the idea of conferring with students into new territory. Her idea is that we can't zip in and out of a conference, satisfied with easy surface answers, unless we want our students to stay as surface readers. She wants us to keep them talking, always asking for more, until they reach those deeper ideas that really open up the "aha" moments for kids. By naming that thinking, keeping metacognition front and center, kids will internalize the strategies and not be satisfied with th Ellin Keene pushed the idea of conferring with students into new territory. Her idea is that we can't zip in and out of a conference, satisfied with easy surface answers, unless we want our students to stay as surface readers. She wants us to keep them talking, always asking for more, until they reach those deeper ideas that really open up the "aha" moments for kids. By naming that thinking, keeping metacognition front and center, kids will internalize the strategies and not be satisfied with their own surface thinking. Ellin is coming to our school this fall to do some workshops with this book. I am interested in hearing more about how this works with older middle school readers.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    If you have questions about taking comprehension strategy instruction to the next level, Talk About Understanding may be the book for you. Talk is at the center of comprehension; it is not something that can be precisely planned. I appreciated Keene's candor. Children don't always say what is expected, and sometimes they say very little at all. However, Ellin Oliver Keene illustrates how to get the most seemingly off track responders or reluctant thinkers to share high level responses. The book If you have questions about taking comprehension strategy instruction to the next level, Talk About Understanding may be the book for you. Talk is at the center of comprehension; it is not something that can be precisely planned. I appreciated Keene's candor. Children don't always say what is expected, and sometimes they say very little at all. However, Ellin Oliver Keene illustrates how to get the most seemingly off track responders or reluctant thinkers to share high level responses. The book also comes with a DVD showcasing Keene in large and small group settings, as well as individual conferences. This would make a great book study.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Brenda

    How do we know if we understand deeply? What conditions enhance the experience of understanding for all learners? What indicators can we look for to see if children understand deeply - especially when their written and oral language is also developing? Does it fall into our perview as teachers to help children develop curiosity, empathy and advocacy? How can we modify our teaching to help children understand more deeply and lastingly? These are the questions (among the many) that Ellin Keene ask How do we know if we understand deeply? What conditions enhance the experience of understanding for all learners? What indicators can we look for to see if children understand deeply - especially when their written and oral language is also developing? Does it fall into our perview as teachers to help children develop curiosity, empathy and advocacy? How can we modify our teaching to help children understand more deeply and lastingly? These are the questions (among the many) that Ellin Keene asks and has me considering as I work to develop this up-coming year's instructional plan.

  5. 4 out of 5

    JoEllen Mccarthy

    Ellin Keene's work allow us to be mindful and reflective of the power of accountable talk, wait time and building a community where all learners feel safe to share and learn as part of the community. must have read for educators and for those also fond of Choice Words or Opening Minds from Peter Johnston. Ellin Keene's work allow us to be mindful and reflective of the power of accountable talk, wait time and building a community where all learners feel safe to share and learn as part of the community. must have read for educators and for those also fond of Choice Words or Opening Minds from Peter Johnston.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Rochelle Eiseman

    Great advice and examples on how to talk to students about their "thinking" while they are reading and what they comprehended from what they have read. She gives usable advice on how to implement these strategies at any grade level. Great advice and examples on how to talk to students about their "thinking" while they are reading and what they comprehended from what they have read. She gives usable advice on how to implement these strategies at any grade level.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kim

    This great book shows that the ways in which we talk to students in the classroom have a huge impact on understanding. Teachers' language can accept a surface comment or invite students to explore a concept deeply. This great book shows that the ways in which we talk to students in the classroom have a huge impact on understanding. Teachers' language can accept a surface comment or invite students to explore a concept deeply.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Bridget Yarusso

    Interesting take on reading comprehension instruction in the classroom. Good philosophy and advice for pre-service teachers, however, I am not sure how the tactics might play out in a real classroom.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Debbie

    Every word Ellin writes makes me think deeper about my craft.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Joy Kirr

    Great for teachers of ANY grade. Just some good wholesome advice about how to TALK with students - in reading, especially.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Darlene Andre

    I always enjoy reading Ellin's words of wisdom. She continues to add to her understanding and help all of us grow too. I always enjoy reading Ellin's words of wisdom. She continues to add to her understanding and help all of us grow too.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Sandy

    Worth reading and discussing with team. Ideas for deepening student thinking, wait time, asking questions and more.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Carrie

  14. 5 out of 5

    William Roberts

  15. 4 out of 5

    Nichole Ponzer

  16. 4 out of 5

    Christy Moore

  17. 4 out of 5

    Karen

  18. 4 out of 5

    Julie

  19. 4 out of 5

    Jen

  20. 4 out of 5

    Shavonne Jacobson

  21. 5 out of 5

    Ksdidion

  22. 5 out of 5

    Anne

  23. 4 out of 5

    Julia

  24. 5 out of 5

    Erica Bundy

  25. 4 out of 5

    Karen

  26. 5 out of 5

    Theresa M

  27. 4 out of 5

    Christie Powers cupit

  28. 4 out of 5

    Erica

  29. 5 out of 5

    Amy Sippert

  30. 5 out of 5

    Erin

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