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Classroom Close-Ups for Speaking and Listening

Christine Miller is a conscientious veteran teacher who is currently pursuing her National Board Teaching Certification. She is a master at lesson and unit preparation, making use of a variety of instructional strategies that call upon literacy skill. A consistent focus of her daily instruction centers around improving reading, writing and speaking skills. Below is an instructional exercise, her take on the Socratic seminar, that she uses to build students’ communication acumen.