The Most Reasonable Answer

The Most Reasonable Answer Helping Students Build Better Arguments Together

Alina Reznitskaya and Ian A. G. Wilkinson, Foreword by Catherine E. Snow
cloth, 224 Pages
Pub. Date: November 2017
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-122-8
Price: $60.00

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paper, 224 Pages
Pub. Date: November 2017
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-121-1
Price: $30.00

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The Most Reasonable Answer is an innovative and comprehensive guide to using inquiry dialogue—a type of text-based classroom discussion featuring big, contested questions that has been shown to improve higher-order thinking and argument literacy. Based on years of research and work in nearly fifty classrooms, the book supports teachers in facilitating this type of classroom talk in upper-elementary grades, when children are developmentally ready to practice making rigorous, reasoned arguments based on evidence—a critical life skill.

About the Authors

Alina Reznitskaya is a professor in the Department of Educational Foundations at Montclair State University. Ian A. G. Wilkinson is a professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University.

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