M.A. Reading Education
Language, Literacy, and Special Education
College of Education
English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers; Children's literature; Conversation
Elementary Education and Teaching
The purpose of this thesis was to investigate how to facilitate effective conversations about shared texts in English as a Second Language lessons. Since effective instructional talk between students and teachers help English learners develop speaking and listening skills, as well as improve their understanding of written texts, students need lots of opportunities to engage in meaningful conversations about literature. In the course of this study, six bilingual students practiced to express and elaborate their ideas. They learned to ask their teacher and their peers inferential and critical questions, and respond to those in turn. They discussed stories as well as rules for effective conversations.
Ortiz-Soto, Andrea, "Effective conversations about literature in ESL" (2015). Theses and Dissertations. 310.