"Thick" conversations are the extended back-and-forth exchanges between a teacher and a child. This in-service suite describes teaching practices to engage children in "thick" conversations.
Tips for Teachers [PDF, 53KB]
Tips for Teachers: Dual Language Learners [PDF, 100KB]
Tips for Teachers: Poster Set [PDF, 220KB]
Tools for Teachers [PDF, 204KB]
Tips for Families [PDF, 223KB]
Tools for Supervisors [PDF, 102KB]
Helpful Resources [PDF, 88KB]
Materials for Trainers
Presentation [PPTX, 117MB]
Optional Slide [PPTX, 1.0MB]
Presenter Notes [PDF, 1.4MB]
Learning Activity: Video Review [PDF, 88KB]
Learning Activity: Developing an Action Plan [PDF, 81KB]
Supplemental Videos [PPTX, 155MB]
Supplemental Videos: Dual Language Learners [PPTX, 55MB]
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