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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.

Product Specifications

Author
Peter H. Johnston
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Brand: Stenhouse Publishers
EAN
9781571103895
EANList
  • 9781571103895 8580001064987
Edition
1
Feature
Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN
1571103899
ItemDimensions
  • 900
  • 600
  • 40
  • 32
Label
Stenhouse Publishers
Languages
  • English, Published English, Original Language English, Unknown
Manufacturer
Stenhouse Publishers
MPN
9781571103895
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
120
PackageDimensions
  • 40
  • 880
  • 40
  • 580
PackageQuantity
1
PartNumber
9781571103895
ProductGroup
Book
ProductTypeName
ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate
2004-01-01
Publisher
Stenhouse Publishers
Studio
Stenhouse Publishers
Title
Choice Words: How Our Language Affects Children's Learning
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