Talk That Teaches

Using Strategic Talk to Help Students Achieve the Common Core

Jeanne R. Paratore and Dana A. Robertson

A Paperback Originale-bookprint + e-book
A Paperback Original
July 11, 2013
ISBN 9781462510429
Price: $27.00
142 Pages
Size: 8" x 10½"
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July 11, 2013
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142 Pages
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142 Pages
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Talk That Teaches provides authentic lesson plans demonstrating how to integrate teacher talk into vocabulary, comprehension, and writing instruction using quality literature. The graphic organizers accompanying each lesson supply further tools to scaffold student learning as teachers work to implement the Common Core State Standards. Especially suited for undergraduate literacy methods courses, the book also has a place in graduate reading intervention courses.”

—Susan L. Massey, PhD, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Western Illinois University


“This is one of the first books I have read that addresses the Common Core standards with direct strategies that make a difference in the classroom. Paratore and Robertson foster good teaching by giving the reader the rich experience of seeing what student engagement through talk looks like. The lessons are well organized, useful, and easy to build from. This is an excellent, inviting book for all teachers looking for ways to make the Common Core standards work skillfully and strategically in the classroom.”

—Barry Hoonan, MA, fifth- and sixth-grade teacher, Bainbridge Island, Washington


“The lesson plans in this book are systematically structured and provide scaffolded instruction. Illustrative examples embedded in each lesson allow the reader to step inside the classroom and experience 'talk that teaches' in action. This book will be a welcome addition to the professional libraries of primary and secondary teachers looking to support their students as critical thinkers.”

—Kristie Miner, MSEd, Literacy Coordinator, Whitney Point (New York) Central School District