Choice Words: How Our Language Affects Children's Learning

Choice Words: How Our Language Affects Children's Learning

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by Peter H. Johnston
     
 

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Johnston (education, State University of New York-Albany) shows how elementary teachers can build emotionally and relationally healthy learning communities in the classroom through language. He provides examples of ordinary words, phrases, and uses of language that encourage students to become strategic thinkers and acquire literacy skills. His explanations of the… See more details below

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Johnston (education, State University of New York-Albany) shows how elementary teachers can build emotionally and relationally healthy learning communities in the classroom through language. He provides examples of ordinary words, phrases, and uses of language that encourage students to become strategic thinkers and acquire literacy skills. His explanations of the significance of these examples draws on the disciplines of discursive psychology, narrative psychology, discourse analysis, and conversational analysis. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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"This small book is packed with big ideas about the importance of teacher language." - Instructor

"Not only is the information important, but reading Choice Words will make you a better communicator with anyone, anywhere." - Language Arts

"This slim book will provoke conversation and question in professional development discussions and serves as a beginning for inquiry into vocabulary as cultural practice." - NERA Journal

"In this accessible, exciting, and important book, teachers will find rich examples of ways to consciously use language to build classroom communities." - Voices from the Middle

"This is a powerful book, one that will reinforce the language thoughtful teachers employ to help students become independent active learners." - English Journal

"Teachers can use this book as a guide to enhancing the climates in their classrooms, and encourage their students to development agency." - Education Book Review

"Now, when someone asks me "What is your favorite book?" I must say, 'Considering all the fiction, nonfiction, books, articles, children's books, magazines, and professional texts I have read over almost forty years, my favorite piece of writing is Choice Words.'" - LiteracyHead blog 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571107626
Publisher:
Stenhouse Publishers
Publication date:
07/27/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
108,873
File size:
1 MB

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