Starting the term with a new scaffold

I have started the term using the new scaffold sheet that I put together last term. This uses the links that Jannie talks about as a way to represent the connections made in a conversation. The students seemed to find this template easier to use and the conversation flowed better than it has in the past. The removal of the 'prompts' meant students were using their own words and weren't as 'stilted' in their responses to the text and each other. My next session I want to focus on using words from the previous speaker to help link the conversation further. I also think using a non-fiction text was helpful as there were facts for the students to reference.

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