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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (500 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter H. Johnston Narrator: Peter H. Johnston Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

In addition, Johnston examines the complex learning that teachers produce in classrooms - which 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 audiobook 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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Heidi | 2/12/2014

    " I should have read this one when I was teaching high school--it would have helped me think more carefully about how I positioned myself as a teacher and my students as learners. Excellent ideas for how to "say" things so that students take more ownership of their own learning. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Carol | 2/9/2014

    " Anyone who works in classrooms with students should read this book. Great reminders about how to support learners as they grow their identities and abilities. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) | 2/8/2014

    " I want to give a copy of this to every teacher and administrator that I know. The audiobook is excellent and would provide extra emphasis in sharing the book as part of PD. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Shana Elbrecht | 1/25/2014

    " About half of this book was good; the other half was completely common sense and I felt dumber for reading it. "

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