Tell Me

Tell Me

Author: Aidan Chambers

Publisher:

ISBN: 090335554X

Category: Children

Page: 218

View: 358

Categories: Children

Tell Me

Tell Me

From their experience he has formulated a Framework, "a repertoire of questions that assist readers in speaking out their reading." Tell Me is companion to The Reading Environment.

Author: Aidan Chambers

Publisher: York, Me. : Stenhouse Publishers ; Markham, Ont. : Pembroke Publishers

ISBN: UVA:X004143395

Category: Education

Page: 120

View: 219

"There is a correlation between the richness of the reading environment in which readers live and the richness of their talk about what they've read." "In any group of children we find that if they begin by sharing their most obvious observations they soon accumulate a body of understanding that reveals the heart of a text and its meaning(s) for them all." Talking about a book helps a child find the heart of a story, make sense of a string of facts, and understand complicated ideas. Aidan Chambers proposes an approach for discussing books so children learn to talk well about what they've read. Indeed, not only talk well, but listen well. And not just about books, but about other things. For the "Tell me" approach ultimately helps children learn to clarify ideas for themselves and to communicate with others. It is, in short, a basic step in applying knowledge and articulating meaning. Tell Me offers practical information about book talking in the classroom, explaining some of the processes and outlining the ground rules developed by teachers and others who work with children and books. From their experience he has formulated a Framework, "a repertoire of questions that assist readers in speaking out their reading." Tell Me is companion to The Reading Environment.
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The Reading Environment

The Reading Environment

Tell Me: Children, Reading, and Talk is the companion volume toThe Reading Environment.

Author: Aidan Chambers

Publisher: York, Me. : Stenhouse Publishers ; Markham, Ont. : Pembroke Publishers

ISBN: UVA:X004143391

Category: Education

Page: 88

View: 761

"Reading is a provocative act; it makes things happen." "It is a fact of our psychological make-up that we cannot read anything without experiencing some kind of response." "If we are forced to read as a duty, expecting no delight,we are likely to find it a boring business." "We cannot easily read for ourselves what we haven't heard said." "Some people say they don't like reading stories, butI've never come across anyone who doesn't like hearing one." With such forthright statements Aidan Chambers ensures that The Reading Environment will make things happen about the ways reading is presented in schools. For Chambers, reading is a life-enhancing occupation, not a pastime. Drawing memorably on his own experience as a teacher and a reader, he offers a multitude of stimulating ideas for opening the rewards of thoughtful reading to all children. Concerned with the practical aspects of creating an environment that supports children as they become readers, he provides suggestions on school book fairs and displays, reading areas, author visits, and book selection. But having enabled children to become readers is only part of the issue, and he also addresses ways of keeping track of children's reading and helping them develop responses to what they read. Concise and elegantly written, The Reading Environment will be a valuable book for preservice and inservice teachers, and its distinctive blend of reflective and active comment make it an enlightening reminder to parents, media specialists, and librarians. Tell Me: Children, Reading, and Talk is the companion volume toThe Reading Environment.
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Children Reading for Pleasure in the Digital Age

Children Reading for Pleasure in the Digital Age

Independent Social reading environment reading Book talk, LIST inside-text
Reading talk and aloud recomms. ... Assigning dedicated time for children to read
in school is essential if we are to develop engaged and committed readers.

Author: Natalia Kucirkova

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781529729863

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 535

What does it mean to become a reader? What are the challenges and opportunities of engaging children in reading for pleasure in the 21st century? This book explores the ways in which reading for pleasure is changing in the era of globalisation, multiculturalism and datafication. Raising the next generation of engaged readers requires knowledge of the enduring characteristics of engagement and markers of quality in books and e-books. In addition, in order to develop new insights into children’s experience of reading on and off screen, nuanced understandings of psychological and socio-cultural research are offered. The cross-disciplinary examination integrates key research from educational psychology, new literacies, multimodality and socio-cultural perspectives and explores consequences for practice. An authoritative guide - it invites graduates, researchers and teachers to participate in the authors’ interdisciplinary dialogue about reading for pleasure.
Categories: Education

Unlocking Speaking and Listening

Unlocking Speaking and Listening

Britton, J. (1970) Language and Learning. London: Penguin. Bruner, J. (1986)
Actual Minds, Possible Worlds. Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
Chambers, A. (2011) Tell Me, Children Reading and Talk with the Reading
Environment.

Author: Deborah Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351868754

Category: Education

Page: 170

View: 654

Spoken Language is a key component of the primary national curriculum and is fundamental to children’s language development and learning. The need for teachers to develop talk in its own right and also use talk as a means of learning is central to effective primary practice. In the past, Initial Teacher Education and CPD have focused on literacy (reading and writing) to the detriment of speaking and listening. However, research strongly supports talk as fundamental to learning and teaching. It has also been identified as an area where teachers feel less confident. This fully updated third edition of Unlocking Speaking and Listening tackles key issues surrounding spoken language with rigour, depth and a strong focus on research, providing education professionals with clear, practical strategies for engaging in purposeful talk, while also celebrating children’s implicit understanding and love of the spoken word. Drawing on recent classroom research, Unlocking Speaking and Listening considers what children and teachers need to know in order to develop as effective speakers and listeners. The book addresses: Planning and assessing talk Drama and storytelling Working with EAL children Developing talk in Science and Mathematics Special educational needs Using technology to enhance children’s communication Two new chapters on the importance of talk to underpin children’s reading development are also included. With contributions from experts in the field, this vital and fully updated resource will help both trainee and practising primary teachers understand and promote the importance of speaking and listening as an effective tool for learning across the primary curriculum.
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The Making of Modern Children s Literature in Britain

The Making of Modern Children s Literature in Britain

... The Reading Environment (Stroud: Thimble Press, 1991) Chambers, Aidan,
Reading for Enjoyment: For 11 Year Olds & Up (London: Children's Booknews
Ltd, 1975) Chambers, Aidan, Reading Talk (Stroud: Thimble Press, 1995)
Chambers ...

Author: Lucy Pearson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317024750

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

View: 346

Lucy Pearson’s lively and engaging book examines British children’s literature during the period widely regarded as a ’second golden age’. Drawing extensively on archival material, Pearson investigates the practical and ideological factors that shaped ideas of ’good’ children’s literature in Britain, with particular attention to children’s book publishing. Pearson begins with a critical overview of the discourse surrounding children’s literature during the 1960s and 1970s, summarizing the main critical debates in the context of the broader social conversation that took place around children and childhood. The contributions of publishing houses, large and small, to changing ideas about children’s literature become apparent as Pearson explores the careers of two enormously influential children’s editors: Kaye Webb of Puffin Books and Aidan Chambers of Topliner Macmillan. Brilliant as an innovator of highly successful marketing strategies, Webb played a key role in defining what were, in her words, ’the best in children’s books’, while Chambers’ work as an editor and critic illustrates the pioneering nature of children's publishing during this period. Pearson shows that social investment was a central factor in the formation of this golden age, and identifies its legacies in the modern publishing industry, both positive and negative.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Exploring Children s Literature

Exploring Children s Literature

Teaching the Language and Reading of Fiction Nikki Gamble, Sally Yates. earlier
than they read books , and for many children their choice will be affected by this
filmic ' publicity ' . Margaret Meek cites a child ... Suggested further reading
Chambers , A. ( 1991 ) The Reading Environment . Stroud : Thimble Press .
Chambers , A. ( 1993 ) Tell Me : Children , Reading and Talk . Stroud : Thimble
Press .

Author: Nikki Gamble

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761940464

Category: Education

Page: 194

View: 318

This book is based on the belief that deep subject knowledge of language and literature provides a foundation for effective teaching and learning.
Categories: Education

Literacy

Literacy

... Poetic Writing in the Primary School Write your own Chillers Write your own
Thrillers Start Talking (R-Y3) The address book of children's authors and
illustrators Creating Writers The Reading Environment Tell Me: Children Reading
and Talk ...

Author: Sue Palmer

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0748785191

Category: Education

Page: 87

View: 146

Sue Palmer and Pie Corbett are the best-known names in Primary Literacy. This book distils their vast experience, and the experience of five years of the Literacy Strategy. Enables the reader to discover 'how to really teach with what really works'.
Categories: Education

Choosing and Using Fiction and Non Fiction 3 11

Choosing and Using Fiction and Non Fiction 3 11

Forsome children, justtheprovision ofa wide range of books andthe spaceand
time to read themis enough.The books themselves can helpreaders grow asthey
takeup authors'invitations –tobe amused,sad, shockedor relieved ... AsNikki
Gamble points out, 'While students might talkconfidently aboutpoint ofview,
narrative structure or cohesion, this ... The creationof a reading environment
wherechildren feel part ofacommunity oftalkers, listeners, readers and writersis
coveredin Chapter3.

Author: Margaret Mallett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136994241

Category: Education

Page: 392

View: 484

Winner of the United Kingdom Literacy Association's Author Award 2011 for its contribution to extending children's literacy. Praise for the book: 'This book is about making readers. A compact summary of its contents would not do it justice. It is the accountof a life's work and it deserves thanks and readers. *****'. - Margaret Meek, Books for Keeps on-line, Number 185, November 2010. 'This book is a cornucopia of varied pleasures, offering something for all tastes, presented with an awareness of the complexities of the field and communicated with commitment, enthusiasm and deep knowledge'. - Eve Bearne, English 4-11, the primary school journal of The English Association, Number 42, Summer 2011. Choosing and Using Fiction and Non-Fiction 3-11 is a guide to the many kinds of text we want children to encounter, use and enjoy during their nursery and primary school years. So children’s non-fiction literature – including autobiography, biography, information and reference texts – is given equal status with fiction – nursery rhymes, picturebooks, novels, traditional tales, playscripts and poetry. The author addresses important issues and allows the voices of teachers, reviewers and children to be heard. The book supports teachers as they help children on their journey to becoming insightful and critical readers of non-fiction and sensitive and reflective readers of fiction. It also contains suggestions for practice which are in the spirit of the more flexible and creative approach to learning towards which primary schools are moving. It includes: help on using criteria to select quality texts of all kinds; annotated booklists for each kind of text for different age groups; suggestions for keeping a balance between print and screen-based texts; case studies showing teachers and children using texts in interesting and imaginative ways to support learning in English lessons and across the curriculum; advice on developing children’s visual and multimodal literacy; guidance on using the school library and embedding study skills in children’s wider purposes and learning; critiques of key theoretical perspectives and research projects. Although the main readership will be primary and student teachers, it is hoped that the book will be of interest and use to anyone concerned with the role of texts in children’s learning.
Categories: Education

Getting Dads on Board

Getting Dads on Board

Recognizing environmental print makes children feel successful at reading and
motivates them to read. ... you walk into a place of business (e.g., the bank, a
restaurant, the sports arena), read and talk about the signs and the labels you
find.

Author:

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 9781551387932

Category: Education, Elementary

Page: 127

View: 330

Categories: Education, Elementary

Children Learning Reading

Children Learning Reading

Simple, Effective, Step-by-step Program to Teach Children How to Read The
Children Learning Team ... [2] Having a home environment that's conducive to
literacy growth is critical in a child's development, and directly affects a child's
language and ... Start with lots of talking, singing, and reading to your child right
from birth, and once your child is able to speak, you can start a simple reading
program.

Author: The Children Learning Team

Publisher: Togar

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 623

Learning to read at a young age is important for the development of the child. It helps them develop a better understand of their surroundings, allows them to gather information from printed materials, and provides them with a wonderful source of entertainment when they read stories and rhymes. Children develop at different rates, and some children will develop reading skills quicker than other children; however, what's important is that as the parent, you are keenly aware of your child's maturity and reading level to provide them with appropriate books and activities to help them improve. As parents, you are the most important teacher for your children. You will introduce your child to books and reading. Below we have some tips to help you teach your child to read. This book contains teach child how to read teach a child how to read teach children how to read teach kids how to read teach your child how to read teach my child how to read teach a kid how to read how do you teach children to read teach how to read for kids how do you teach your child to read how to teach your children to read how to teach your kids to read teach your child how to read in 100 easy lessons how to teach a kid to read how to teach a kid how to read how to teach children to read and write how to teach kids to read and write how to teach young children to read how to teach a child to read english how to teach your child to read and write how to teach children to read english how to teach kids to read english tips on how to teach a child to read
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backwardness in reading

backwardness in reading

CHAPTER VII THE EFFECT OF ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ON READING
ABILITY AND DISABILITY ( 1 ) HOME CIRCUMSTANCES We may ... They may
have a narrower vocabulary , and in general less time for talking to their children .

Author:

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 1001403592

Category:

Page:

View: 606

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The Administration and Supervision of Reading Programs Fifth Edition

The Administration and Supervision of Reading Programs  Fifth Edition

Observation Checklist during Shared Reading Book Handling and Knowledge
Students demonstrate an understanding of ... in listening to stories • Participate in
reading patterned and predictable language • Engage in talk about books and
stories • Request favorite ... Examples: Dramatic play area will contain signs,
environmental print, and materials for children to read and write; lists of children's
names ...

Author: Shelley B. Wepner

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807772416

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 999

Now in its fifth edition, this popular textbook is still the most comprehensive resource available on the oversight of literacy programs (pre-K–12). Focusing on what literacy leaders need to know and do to meet today’s mandates, experts in the field offer new insights that reflect the nation’s changing policies related to the new Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. It also addresses forthcoming assessments aligned to the common core standards, and new mandates for evaluating teachers and principals. Literacy luminaries provide specific guidelines for all levels of instruction, including selecting and using materials and new technologies, promoting writing, assessing students, evaluating teachers, providing professional development, working with linguistically diverse and struggling learners, working with parents and the community, and evaluating school-wide literacy programs. Book Features: Chapters written by experts who have years of experience working in schools. Real-life examples demonstrate how theories have been applied. Reflective questions and project assignments in each chapter allow readers to relate ideas to their own situations. Connections across chapters and directions for future considerations help summarize and synthesize information. Contributors: Moises Aguirre, Kathryn H. Au, Rita M. Bean, M. Susan Burns, Jill Castek, Patricia A. Edwards, Douglas Fisher, Elena Forzani, Nancy Frey, Jennifer L. Goeke, James V. Hoffman, Barbara Kapinus, Clint Kennedy, Julie K. Kidd, Diane Lapp, Donald J. Leu, Maryann Mraz, Jeanne R. Paratore, Taffy E. Raphael, Kristen D. Ritchey, Adrian Rodgers, Emily M. Rodgers, Misty Sailors, Elizabeth V. Strode, Jacquelyn S. Sweeney, Jo Anne L. Vacca, Richard T. Vacca, Jaime Madison Vasquez, Jean Payne Vintinner, MaryEllen Vogt “Only the most valuable of academic texts gets to a fifth edition. . . . If I were to do a column ‘What’s Hot in Literacy/Reading Texts,’ this volume would undoubtedly be at the top of the list.” —From the Foreword by Jack Cassidy, past president, International Reading Association “This fifth edition is a timely and most welcome addition to my professional library. This book is a ‘must’ in a time when it is essential for literacy leaders to keep up with the fast pace of what is happening in the field of reading. Wepner, Strickland, and Quatroche are exceptional educators and researchers who bring together some of the leading literacy experts to address issues that are so critical in this age of common core state standards. This is a ‘must-have’ book for anyone involved in overseeing literacy programs at school, district, and state levels.” —Linda Gambrell, Distinguished Professor of Education, Clemson University and co-editor of Reading Research Quarterly Shelley B. Wepner is a dean and professor in the School of Education of Manhattanville College. Dorothy S. Strickland is the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Professor of Education, emerita, at Rutgers University. Diana J. Quatroche is a professor and chair of the Department of Elementary, Early, and Special Education in the Bayh College of Education at Indiana State University.
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Reading for Pleasure

Reading for Pleasure

In Reading for Pleasure, Kenny Pieper has gathered a range of tried-and-tested strategies to get kids reading, and enjoying it.

Author: Kenny Pieper

Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781781352700

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 941

In Reading for Pleasure, Kenny Pieper has gathered a range of tried-and-tested strategies to get kids reading, and enjoying it. We hear too often that kids don’t read any more: Kenny thinks it should be every teacher’s mission to prove this isn’t true. In a squeezed curriculum it can be tempting to accept pupils’ lack of reading and make excuses that there is not enough time to give to the ‘luxury’ of personal reading. Teachers do this at our peril. Reading is the essential building block of further literacy development as well as a skill, hobby and habit that we can take with us forever. Kenny Pieper takes the act of reading for granted, as many – but sadly not all – adults do. You’re reading this right now. However, this isn’t the case for everyone. Kenny teaches kids whose lives are terrifying obstacle courses of reading-related problems. They know they struggle with reading so they try to avoid reading at all costs. They leave school, not merely unaffected by this strange reading thing, but saddled with a great deal of emotional baggage about being an outsider, even more entrenched in a belief that reading is for others more intelligent than them. Then there are the children who can read perfectly well, but chose not to, unconvinced of the importance of reading in their lives. What difference does it make to them? We have to answer that question in school. We have a duty to put an end to illiteracy and aliteracy. Kids need reading role models and, as a teacher, that role model is you. You may be the only adult who that reluctant reader will ever see reading. Teachers are critical in giving all children the gift of being able to read well and to value reading. Topics covered include: the author’s personal reading journey, how reading enabled him to become the first person in his family to go to university and convinced him that fostering a love of reading is his moral duty as an educator, illiteracy and aliteracy, reluctant readers, book reviews, prioritising personal reading by devoting ten minutes each lesson to it, habitual reading, the reading environment, interest inventories, technology, e-readers, Accelerated Reader programmes, recommended reading, building a class library, bookmarks, book tweets, book speed-dating, libraries, librarians, literacy and class inequality, parental involvement, podcasting, reading records, reading dialogue journals, the rights of the reader, reading aloud, silent reading and literacy and gender, amongst others. The benefits we can all reap when kids become confident readers who read for pleasure are obvious. Discover strategies which will: get kids talking about books, get them thinking about books, get them reading books, encourage independent reading, develop literacy skills and establish a classroom culture where reading is expected and celebrated. Suitable for primary and secondary teachers, leaders and SENCOs, or just anyone with an interest in or responsibility for getting kids to read.
Categories: Education

Teaching English 3 11

Teaching English 3 11

... jobs, personal histories, culture or religion; • talking to individual children about
their reading: • hearing children read; ... the classroom environment can be used
and developed to encourage children to feel welcome, valued and interested in ...

Author: Cathy Burnett

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826470068

Category: Education

Page: 274

View: 390

This title highlights aspects of progression and continuity in the teaching of English across the Foundation and Primary years and encourages readers to develop an understanding of key principles and the confidence to apply these appropriately to their classroom practice.
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Teaching Reading Strategies in the Primary Grades

Teaching Reading Strategies in the Primary Grades

-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o: Environmental print provides another important resource for
emerging readers and writers. ... print is one of the most effective tools used in an
emergent literacy classroom because it is authentic and has a direct connection
to children's lives. Melody ... for “McDonalds” when she was just beginning to talk.

Author: Bette S. Bergeron

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0439288401

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 830

A clear and concise guide to teaching reading strategies to young learners.
Categories: Education

The Effects of Environment on Psychometric Performance in Masvingo Province

The Effects of Environment on Psychometric Performance in Masvingo Province

Middle class parents were likely to encourage their children to do their best in a
wide variety of activities. ... According to Slavin (1997), they are likely to provide
good models for language use, to talk and read to their children frequently and ...

Author:

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781612334066

Category:

Page:

View: 301

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Speech and Language Development for Children with Down Syndrome 5 11 Years

Speech and Language Development for Children with Down Syndrome  5 11 Years

The teaching of reading and the use of print to support practice should begin in
the preschool years for children with Down syndrome ... signs, but we do not
recommend that they are used unless your child is having particular difficulty with
learning to talk or to read. ... around the environment – with picture clues if
necessary – will be far more likely to teach children to read than putting symbols
everywhere.

Author: Sue Buckley

Publisher: DSE Enterprises

ISBN: 9781903806067

Category: Down syndrome

Page: 38

View: 286

Children with Down syndrome have significant delays in speech and language skills which will affect their progress during their primary school years. This module provides guidelines for the assessment of vocabulary, grammar, speech sound production and interactive communication skills, and activities to progress children's skills across all of these areas. The authors emphasise the importance of improving the quality and quantity of everyday communication experience for children with Down syndrome and the equally essential need to work on targeted activities for both speech and language skills. The majority of speech and language targets can be incorporated into the regular curriculum and daily activities in the classroom. This module follows on from Speech and language development for individuals with Down syndrome - An overview DSii-03-01] which should be read first, to provide the reader with an adequate understanding of speech and language development to be successful in using this programme.
Categories: Down syndrome

Teach Baby to Talk and Make Reading Fun

Teach Baby to Talk     and Make Reading Fun

The Importance of Speech and Language in Learning to Read Sandra Jean
Smith ... When people talk for them or make excuses when children make no
attempt to talk, others begin to talk for them and the ... ability in very young
children and whether a child's social environment was an influential factor in this
development.

Author: Sandra Jean Smith

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 9781625160645

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 92

View: 824

Teach Baby to Talk ... and Make Reading Fun, The Importance of Speech and Language in Learning to Read begins by recounting author Sandra Jean Smith’s experience as a teacher of illiterate adults, and also examines the possible causes for the ever-growing number of children starting school with speech problems unseen in previous generations.Smith’s research on this topic, interspersed with her personal stories make for impressive reading. She uses humour and anecdotes to entertain and inform readers.Learn the latest research into these problems and what parents can do to prevent and rectify them. Chapter summaries reinforce her research.The content covers such vtopics as childcare and parenting issues, the problems associated with children learning to speak, and the consequent implications for learning to read. She also discusses the library’s role in stimulating and extending children’s interest in reading to counteract the influence of computer games and television.Teach Baby to Talk is written in an easy-to-read format with minimal educational jargon. The book is a must-read for parents and anyone working with very young children.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Human Development

Human Development

Some researchers (e.g. Calitz, 1990) suggested that the learning of a second
language should occur after children have ... their home literacy environment (
e.g. frequency of shared picture-book reading, number of picture-books in the
home, ... they talk to their children and whether they allow their children to talk to
them.

Author: D. A. Louw

Publisher: Pearson South Africa

ISBN: 0798647086

Category: Adulthood

Page: 753

View: 844

Categories: Adulthood