ERIC Number: ED413628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Peer Talk in the Classroom: Learning from Research.
Paratore, Jeanne R., Ed.; McCormack, Rachel L., Ed.
Research suggests that teachers would like to relinquish some control of classroom activity to students, and many have accomplished this difficult task with notable success. This collection of essays, with contributions from both classroom teachers and university professors, recounts some of these successes and aims to be a resource for teachers and researchers looking to increase student-initiated interaction. The essays and their authors are, as follows: (1) "'Do You Really Just Want Us to Talk about This Book?': A Closer Look at Book Clubs as an Instructional Tool" (Diane Lapp; James Flood; Wendy Ranck-Buhr; Janice Van Dyke; Sara Spacek); (2) "Eavesdropping on Second Graders' Peer Talk about African Trickster Tales" (Rachel L. McCormack); (3) "Exploring Cultural Diversity through Peer Talk" (Sandy Kaser and Kathy G. Short); (4) "Lessons Taught and Lessons Learned: How Cross-Aged Talk about Books Helped Struggling Adolescents Develop Their Own Literacy" (Fenice B. Boyd and Lee Galda): (5) "Learning Is Noisy: The Myth of Silence in the Reading-Writing Classroom" (Wendy C. Kasten); (6) "Inventing Conversations in Second-Language Classrooms: What Students Say and How They Say It" (Kathryn F. Whitmore); (7) "Conflict during Classroom Discussions Can Be a Good Thing" (Janice F. Almasi and Linda B. Gambrell); (8) "Exploring the Complexities of Peer-Led Literature Discussions: The Influence of Gender" (Karen S. Evans); (9) "Encouraging Quality Peer Talk with Diverse Students in Mainstream Classrooms: Learning from and with Teachers" (Taffy E. Raphael; Cynthia H. Brock; Susan M. Wallace); and (10) "Watching Teachers Watch Children Talk about Books" (Jeanne R. Paratore; Sheila Garnick; Trinidad Lewis). Contains a subject index, an author index, and a list of page references for children's literature authors. (NKA)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Classroom Communication, Elementary Education, Instructional Innovation, Language Arts, Literacy, Peer Groups, Peer Teaching, Research Utilization, Student Empowerment, Teacher Role, Tutoring
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.