- Pop culture – references to sports, music, video game characters
- Metaphors, such as comparing the writer's revision process to how a gamer revises (p. 91)
- Keeping charts and other tools fresh by moving them to high traffic areas or simply taking them down when they are no longer being used independently by students
- Soliciting student feedback as to the usefulness or placement of the tools
- Co-creating teaching tools, as a class, in a small group or one-on-one with students
In her introduction to this chapter, Jennifer Serravallo, reminds us that when conversations go well, children are inspired by what they read and are motivated to keep reading. However, when conversations fall flat, then kids get bored and tune out. How do we avoid this situation and teach kids to have focused conversations about books? The answer is easy: teach kids strategies to help them develop effective conversational skills.
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