Good readers discuss what they have read. The mere act of discussion causes students to rethink the material they have just read. Discussion also allows students to hear various viewpoints on the material. Students must be instructed on how to participate in a productive discussion, sharing ideas and honoring the opinion of others. Below are two examples of discussion structures and several links that will help teachers use discussion to increase comprehension of text.
Websites on Discussing the Text:
Just Read Now! Discussion Strategies
Blogging Basics: Creating Student Journals on the Web