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Discussion Builders Posters Set: Grades K-1, 2-3, and 4-8

By Carne Barnett-Clarke, Alma Ramirez

$50.85 $36.51


By talking to learn, students also learn how to think. The sentence stems on these colorful posters provide students with a scaffold for voicing their ideas and questions, valuing others’ contributions, and incorporating increasingly sophisticated thinking strategies. Using Discussion Builders, students learn through active participation in classroom discussions. Accompanying quick-guides for teachers explain how to get students talking — and thinking — more conceptually, in any subject. Powerful for English language learners and students of all achievement levels.

Posters and teaching guides scaffold progressively more complex reasoning across the grades. In K-1 the focus is on helping students present, expand, and reflect on important ideas. In grades 2-3, Discussion Builders prompt students to use these skills at more sophisticated levels. The 4-8 poster strengthens students’ complex reasoning, including their abilities to consider counter-examples and conjectures and to justify options.

Order a set of all three posters for $36.51 (shopping cart above), or individually for $16.95 (links below):
K-1, 2-3, or 4-8.

Participate in our one-day Discussion Builders Workshop, which will further enhance your ability to lead effective discussions that boost collaborative and respectful critical thinking among your students.

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Product Information

Product #: MATH-05-04
Copyright: 2005
Format: Poster
Publisher: WestEd