Remain Neutral When Asking "How do you know?"
The teacher has a couple jobs during text-based conversations, two of which are probing for evidence and staying neutral.
Regarding the first “job,” teachers can no longer be satisfied with right answers. It’s imperative that they probe for evidence after every answer provided. This means there should be a follow up question that drives students back into the text for support. How do you know this? What in the text led you to that conclusion? This ensures students aren’t just guessing at the answer, but truly rooting their thinking in the text.
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