Cycles of Meaning: Exploring the Potential of Talk in Learning Communities

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These teacher-researcher studies and classroom narratives help the reader to examine and understand talk in a variety of learning contexts.
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Overview

These teacher-researcher studies and classroom narratives help the reader to examine and understand talk in a variety of learning contexts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780435087975
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 11/17/1993
  • Pages: 354
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 Community Meaning: Personal Knowing Within in a Social Place 3
Ch. 2 Supporting Exploratory Talk for Learning 17
Ch. 3 The Tie That Binds: The Role of Talk in Defining Community 37
Ch. 4 Empowerment Through Talk: Creating Democratic Communities 59
Ch. 5 Talk Within the Kindergarten: Language Supporting a Learning Community 79
Ch. 6 Children's Perspectives on Talk: Building a Learning Community 99
Ch. 7 "More Than Facts": Exploring the Role of Talk in Classroom Inquiry 119
Ch. 8 Liberating Inner Voices and Accessing Inner Visions Through Dialogue 139
Ch. 9 Using Dramatic Talk to Explore Writing 161
Ch. 10 Reflecting Through Talk on Content Area Reading 179
Ch. 11 "We Make an Idea": Cycles of Meaning in Literature Discussion Groups 199
Ch. 12 Teacher Talk: The Role of the Teacher In Literature Discussion Groups 219
Ch. 13 Exploring "The Color of Peace": Content Area Literature Discussions 237
Ch. 14 A Kaleidoscope of Conversations: A Case Study of a First Grade Literature Group 261
Ch. 15 Literature Discussion Groups Aren't Just for School 275
Ch. 16 Collaborative Curriculum Inquiry: Learning Through Evaluation 293
Ch. 17 Cycles of Professional Growth: Evaluating Literature Discussion Groups 315
Ch. 18 Evaluation, Reflection, Revision: Using Literature Discussion Groups in Middle School 331
Afterword: The Way Ahead 343
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