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According to the CCSS, students need to develop effective skills for discussion. These skills include learning to listen to each other, following agreed-upon rules, and linking their comments to others. The Discussion Connections Mini Pack includes five lessons that will make it easy for K-8 teachers to meet these standards and foster effective text-based discussions!
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