Use Your Words: How Teacher Talk Helps Children Learn

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Redleaf Press, 2005 - Education - 121 pages
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Use Your Words examines the ways early childhood teachers talk to children, pointing out commonly missed opportunities to support cognitive development, develop receptive and expressive language, and aid children in their primary developmental task of making sense of the world. From the author of Theories of Childhood, this humorous and thoughtful guide contains a wealth of classroom examples, as well as clear alternatives for transforming the language teachers use in the classroom.

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User Review  - Amelia Wallace - Goodreads

Every parent should read this. It has some great insight into the minds of children and how our language can help solve more problems in the classroom (and I'm sure the home) than we realize. Read full review

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User Review  - Hillary Steckler - Goodreads

WONDERFUL! Read this for one of my university classes. This book focuses on how to effectively communicate with preschool age children in a way that best fits their developmental level. I would ... Read full review


Teacher Talk and Childrens Learning
Giving Direction and Instructions
Correcting Behavior

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About the author (2005)

Carol Garhart Mooney has worked as a preschool teacher and college instructor for over 30 years. She currently serves as the child care services manager at Belknap-Merrimack Head Start and an instructor in early childhood education at the College of Lifelong Learning. She is also the author of Theories of Childhood.

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