the ASK: I wondered how to help students go from passive and compliant during discussions to becoming more engaged.

the TRY: Whether students are presenting, discussing, or talking about writing we must use every moment to further our conversations about our learning. But it isn’t always easy. I like using these question stems to help establish our routines and give students language when they can’t find their own.

the LEARN: Some students naturally know how to ask questions, but most need to learn this explicitly. I learned that someone else’s words can help them find their own.

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