In productive classrooms, teachers don`t just teach children skills, they build emotionally healthy learning communities of caring, secure, literate human beings. Choice Words shows teachers how to accomplish this using their most powerful teaching tool: language. The book explores a wealth of examples of apparently ordinary words, phrases, and uses of language that are in fact 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 whom they become as literate people.
|Pages: 120||Publication Date: 2004||ISBN: 9781571103895|