Choice Words: How Our Language Affects Children's Learning
Foreword by Richard Allington
Teachers create intellectual environments that produce not only technically competent students, but also caring, secure, actively literate human beings. Peter Johnston in this book shows how teachers accomplish this using their most powerful teaching tool: language. Through language, children learn how to become strategic thinkers, not merely learning the literacy strategies.
This book will be enlightening for any teacher who wishes to be more conscious of the many ways their language helps children acquire literacy skills.