Tell Me

Children, Reading, and Talk

“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.”

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“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 id...read more

About the Author(s)

Aidan Chambers' best known books are the children's novel, The Present Takers and his young adult fiction that includes Breaktime, Dance on My Grave, and The Toll Bridge.

Table of Contents

 

Contents

1. Introduction
2. “Tell Me” Beginnings
3. The Three Sharings
4. Four Kinds of Saying
5. Are Children Critics?
6. Children Being Critics
7. Honorably Reportable
8. Why “Tell Me”?
9. Meaning . . .?
10. How Do You Know That?
11. Selecting the Text
12. Reading the Text
13. Highlighting
14. The Framework of “Tell Me” Questions
15. Scenes from “Tell Me” in Action
16. “Tell Me” Games
References
Index

 

Product Details

Grade Range: K-8
Media: 128 pp/paper
Year: 1995
Item No: 0030
ISBN: 978-157110-030-6

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