What is a Grand Conversation?
Disclaimer: I am not the originator of this reading strategy...I have only created a resource to supplement the work of Ralph Anderson and Mary Ann Eeds
A Grand Conversation is the primary grade’s version of
a Socratic seminar. The students are given a topic to
research or read about, generally from a complex text
and then prepare to discuss their thinking in a conversational way.
The discussion is mostly student-led, with the teacher only acting as
a facilitator of the discussion. Students are given time to allow their
thoughts to flow and add to what their peers are speaking about.
They use Accountable Talk to help foster the respectful culture of
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