- x, 118 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 25 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Jones, Pauline,Simpson, Alyson,Thwaite, Anne,
- Corporate Author
- Primary English Teaching Association (Australia)
- Contents: Talking the talk: 1. Classroom talk: a resource for learning / Frances Christie -- 2. Creating dialogic contents for learning / Beverly Derewianka -- Snapshots from Australian classrooms: 3. Dialogue about language and games-based pedagogy / Imogene Cochrane Bond and Susan Feez -- 4. A year of talk in the multi-grade classroom / Pauline Jones and Marianne Powles -- 5. Talking to learn and learning to talk: EAL students in the mainstream / Jennifer Hammond, Kim Cootes, Amanda Hayes and Cindy Valdez-Adams -- 6. Talk about language in a diverse urban community / Anne Thwaite, 'Jane Gardiner' and 'Kate McCullough' -- 7. Carrying the conversation in our heads: dialogue in a remote Aboriginal setting / Helen Harper, Matt Lotherington and Bronwyn Parkin -- 8. Talking the talk with children's literature / Alyson Simpson and Patricia Ryan -- From monologic to dialogic teaching: 9. Dialogic future: transforming talking cultures / Debra Myhill.Includes bibliographical references (pages 113-116) and index.Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)Summary: This publication addresses the role of interaction in learning to be literate. Through talk, teachers develop students' conscious knowledge about texts, meanings and literate practice. A strength of this book is the classroom scenarios as presented by the teachers, overlaid by dialogue between teachers and mentors about changing teaching practice and pedagogy - through talk about talk.