Conversation, Collaboration, and the Common Core: Strategies for Learning Together

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Conversation, Collaboration, and the Common Core: Strategies for Learning Together

Teachers can assist students to build complex understanding of content and scaffold each other’s learning, especially when digital technologies foreground the cognitive work they do while interacting with each other and with academic and popular texts. Conversation and collaboration enhances what students learn, remember, and comprehend about a topic or process. Effective conversations increase the engagement students have with learning tasks such as reading complex texts.