ERIC Number: ED382959
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Book Talk and Beyond: Children and Teachers Respond to Literature.
Roser, Nancy L., Ed.; Martinez, Miriam G., Ed.
Based on the idea that conversational interaction between students and teachers in the classroom is the best way to learn, this book focuses on classroom talk about book-related topics. The teachers represented in the book initiate literature discussion groups, book clubs, and literature circles, and students share the thoughts and feelings that reading a book stimulates, and discover literature's potential to illuminate life. Chapters in the book and their authors are: (1) "Not by Chance: Creating Classrooms That Invite Responses to Literature" (Janet Hickman); (2) "What Teachers Need to Know about the Literary Craft" (Maryann Eeds and Ralph L. Peterson); (3) "'What Did Leo Feed the Turtle?' and Other Nonliterary Questions" (E. Wendy Saul); (4) "The Books Make a Difference in Story Talk" (Miriam G. Martinez and Nancy L. Roser); (5) "Teacher Book Clubs: Making Multicultural Connections" (Diane Lapp and others); (6) "Preparing Focus Units with Literature: Crafty Foxes and Authors' Craft" (Joy F. Moss); (7) "Promoting Meaningful Conversations in Student Book Clubs" (Taffy E. Raphael and others); (8) "Language Charts: A Record of Story Time Talk" (Nancy L. Roser and others); (9) "Enriching Response to Literature with Webbing" (Karen Bromley); (10) "Talking about Books with Young Children" (Lea M. McGee); (11) "Fostering Talk about Poetry" (Amy A. McClure); (12) "Leading Grand Conversations" (Deborah Wells); (13) "'So What Do I Do?': The Role of the Teacher in Literature Circles" (Kathy G. Short and Gloria Kauffman); (14) "Following Children's Leads through Talk Story: Teachers and Children Work to Construct Themes" (Kathryn H. Au); (15) "Collaborative Story Talk in a Bilingual Kindergarten" (Jennifer Battle); (16) "Our Journey toward Better Conversations about Books" (Veronica Gonzalez and others); (17) "Exploring Literature through Drama" (Lee Galda and Jane West); (18) "Responding to Literature as Art in Picture Books" (Barbara Z. Kiefer); (19) "Writing as a Way of
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Dialog Journals, Elementary Education, Literature Appreciation, Reader Response, Student Reaction, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship
Order Department, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139 (Book No. 129: $15 members, $21 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
Identifiers: Conversation; Trade Books; Writing about Literature