Question: How help children keep conversations going?
Answer: “Bores talk mainly about themselves and their own interests. A good conversationalist listens to what the other says, asks questions about that information, and tries to relate-self-disclosures to the topic.” P. 54.
Comment: The teacher needs to be a model conversationalist. RayS.
Title: “Talk in the Middle: Two Conversational Skills for Friendship.” Karen Shafer. English Journal (January 1993), 53-55.