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Not long ago I watched an animated group of second graders happily share their opinions about a children's picture book. They were responding to their teacher's open-ended question about what might have motivated one of the characters in the book. As they chatted with partners, I heard students say things like, "I'm going to have to respectfully disagree with that because on this page, the author said, . . ." or "I see what you're saying, but I wonder if . . ." When the teacher invited the students to share out their ideas with the whole group, the children again used respectful terminology to show a remarkably wide variety of opinions: "I want to piggyback on what _____ said," or "I want to ask _____ a question about what he said because I'm not sure I agree."
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