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How Our Language Affects Children's Learning

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An edition of Choice Words (2004)

Choice Words

How Our Language Affects Children's Learning

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In productive classrooms, teachers don't just teach children skills: they build emotionally and relationally healthy learning communities. Teachers create intellectual environments that produce not only technically competent students, but also caring, secure, actively literate human beings.

Choice Words shows how teachers accomplish this using their most powerful teaching tool: language. Throughout, Peter Johnston provides examples of apparently ordinary words, phrases, and uses of language that are pivotal in the orchestration of the classroom. Grounded in a study by accomplished literacy teachers, the book demonstrates how the things we say (and don't say) have surprising consequences for what children learn and for who they become as literate people. Through language, children learn how to become strategic thinkers, not merely learning the literacy strategies. In addition, Johnston examines the complex learning that teachers produce in classrooms that is hard to name and thus is not recognized by tests, by policy-makers, by the general public, and often by teachers themselves, yet is vitally important.

This book will be enlightening for any teacher who wishes to be more conscious of the many ways their language helps children acquire literacy skills and view the world, their peers, and themselves in new ways. - See more at: http://www.stenhouse.com/html/choice-words.htm#sthash.XzlcIywm.dpuf

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Choice Words: How Our Language Affects Children's Learning
Jan 02, 2008, Brand: Stenhouse Publishers, Stenhouse Publishers
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Cover of: Choice Words
Choice Words: How Our Language Affects Children's Learning
May 2004, Stenhouse Publishers
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Choice Words: How Our Language Affects Children's Learning
2004, Stenhouse Publishers
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Table of Contents

Contents
Foreword by Richard Allington
Acknowledgements
1. The Language of Influence in Teaching
2. Noticing and Naming
3. Identity
4. Agency and Becoming Strategic
5. Flexibility and Transfer (or Generalization)
6. Knowing
7. An Evolutionary, Democratic Learning Community
8. Who Do You Think You're Talking To?
Appendixes
References - See more at: http://www.stenhouse.com/html/choice-words.htm#sthash.XzlcIywm.dpuf

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Library of Congress
LB1033.5 .J64 2004, LB1033.5.J64 2004

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Format
Paperback
Number of pages
106
Dimensions
9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
Weight
6.4 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL8730273M
ISBN 10
1571103899
ISBN 13
9781571103895
LCCN
2004042900
Library Thing
1090921
Goodreads
199755

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