Have students summarize the previous speaker’s comment to ensure better comprehension by everyone in the class.

Have students summarize the previous speaker’s comment to ensure better comprehension by everyone in the class.
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Action:

  • Ask students to summarize the previous speaker’s statements before making their own.
  • Confirm with the previous speaker that they have appropriately summarized their points.

Reason:

  • This can ensure that they interpret their peers correctly, and that they build upon other students’ contributions.
  • As students are learning to articulate their ideas about the topic, the following feedback can be helpful: If they frequently need to clarify and correct others interpretation of their remarks, then it might be that they need to work on improving their clarity of expression.