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Seeing With Two Eyes: A Teacher’s Use of Gestures in Questioning and Revoicing to Engage English Language Learners

Paichi Pat Shein 

March 2012, Volume 43, Issue 2, Page 182

A case study examines a 5th-grade teacher’s orchestration of discourse and interaction to create opportunities for English language learners to participate in the repair of mathematical errors during a unit on finding the area of geometric shapes. The findings detail how the teacher used gestures in grounding her questioning, revoicing students’ strategies, and narrating the meaning of geometric features.