ERIC Number: ED436732
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Learning through Conversation.
Kelly, Patricia R.; Klein, Adria F.; Pinnell, Gay Su
Running Record, v8 n2 p1-3 Spr 1996
Through teacher-child conversation, experts use oral language to help novices take on more complex tasks; and Reading Recovery children, who are obviously having difficulty with school-based learning, are especially in need of significant conversations with adults. Reading and writing processes are supported through conversation with Reading Recovery, and moment to moment interchanges have power in student learning. Talk is especially crucial in two parts of the lesson--composing a story to write and introducing a new book. In Reading Recovery, a closely shared situation with an adult and child participating together in reading and writing provides the setting within which teachers can structure their interactional moves to meet the student where he or she is learning. In Reading Recovery, teachers are assisted in learning through conversations about their work with colleagues and others who share common understandings. Through conversations, teachers help children learn, and teachers help each other learn. Reading Recovery makes possible the power of teaching as conversation. Contains 17 references. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Reading Recovery Council of North America, Columbus, OH.