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Choice Words How Our Language Affects Children's Learning

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ISBN-10: 1571103899

ISBN-13: 9781571103895

Edition: 2004

Authors: Peter H. Johnston

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $16.67
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Publication date: 1/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Richard L. Allington, PhD, is the Irving and Rose Fien Professor of Education at the University of Florida, where he continues the study of exemplary elementary teaching. Peter H. Johnston, PhD, is a Professor in the Reading Department at the University at Albany, State University of New York, and a senior researcher for the National Research Center on English Learning and Achievement.

Foreword
The language of influence in teaching
Noticing and naming
Identity
Agency and becoming strategic
Flexibility and transfer (or generalizing)
Knowing
An evolutionary, democratic learning community 64
Who do you think you're talking to?
The fine print
Four fourth graders
Analysis of Debbie Miller's interaction with the class and Brendan