Tell Me:

Children, Reading, and Talk

Keywords: Deaf Education Information/Books and Journals/Related professional resources

by Aidan Chambers

1996
128 pages/ paperback
ISBN: 1-57110-030-X
$10.00

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 abut 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 booktalking 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."

To order:
Stenhouse Publishers
P.O. Box 1929
Columbus, OH 43216-1929
Tel:1-800-988-9812
Fax: 1-614-487-2272

Uploaded by Jennifer Waxman/Deaf Education Major/Kent State University