Academic Conversations: Classroom Talk that Fosters Critical Thinking and Content Understandings

by Jeff Zwiers & Mary Crawford Year Published: 2012
Zwiers & Crawford provide background on why they chose to write a book about the conversations students have in classrooms and then share strategies that have worked with real students.  Each section of the book discusses five key conversation styles: Elaborate and Clarify, Support with Examples and Evidence, Build On & Challenge Ideas, Paraphrase, and Synthesize.  The end of the book focuses on academic conversations strategies for specific content areas. 
Danielson FFT
1e: Designing Coherent Instruction
2a: Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport
3b: Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques
3c: Engaging Students in Learning