The Meaning Makers: Learning to Talk and Talking to Learn / Edition 2

The Meaning Makers: Learning to Talk and Talking to Learn / Edition 2

by Gordon Wells
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1847691986

ISBN-13: 9781847691989

Pub. Date: 08/15/2009

Publisher: Channel View Publications Ltd

The Meaning Makers is about children's language and literacy development at home and at school. Based on the Bristol Study, “Language at Home and at School,” which the author directed, it follows the development of a representative sample of children from their first words to the end of their primary schooling. It contains many examples of their

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The Meaning Makers is about children's language and literacy development at home and at school. Based on the Bristol Study, “Language at Home and at School,” which the author directed, it follows the development of a representative sample of children from their first words to the end of their primary schooling. It contains many examples of their experience of language in use, both spoken and written, recorded in naturally occurring settings in their homes and classrooms, and shows the active role that children play in their own development as they both make sense of the world around them and master the linguistic means for communicating about it. Additionally, this second edition also sets the findings of the original study in the context of recent research in the sociocultural tradition inspired by Vygotsky's work and includes examples of effective teaching drawn from the author's recent collaborative research with teachers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847691989
Publisher:
Channel View Publications Ltd
Publication date:
08/15/2009
Series:
New Perspectives on Language and Education Series, #15
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
199,809
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Children and Their Families

Chapter 2 Learning to Talk: The Pattern of Development

Chapter 3 Learning to Talk: The Construction of Language

Chapter 4 Talking to Learn

Chapter 5 From Home to School

Chapter 6 Helping Children to Make Knowledge Their Own

Chapter 7 Differences between Children in Language and Learning

Chapter 8 The Centrality of Literacy

Chapter 9 The Children's Achievement at Age 10

Chapter 10 The Sense of Story

Chapter 11 A Functional Theory of Language Development

Chapter 12 Towards Dialogue in the Classroom

Chapter 13 The Interdependence of Practice and Theory

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