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Tell Me: Children, Reading, and Talk

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“There is a correlation between the richness of the reading environment in which readers live and the richness of their talk about what they've read.”
“In any group of children we find that if they begin by sharing their most obvious observations they soon accumulate a body of understanding that reveals the heart of a text and its meaning(s) for them all.”

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Paperback, 128 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Stenhouse Publishers (first published 1993)
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Väldigt intressant.
Caroline Watkinson
I think I got through this book so fast because of a healthy combination of agreeing with Chambers, taking notes about methods, feeling enlightened about his approach to reading and books, and finding some of what he says a little irritating.

Reading what Chambers has to say about the importance of reading from a very young age, but not just reading, the the importance of reading to children and essential discussion and imaginative processes that must take place to be successful is amazing. I lo
Oct 14, 2016 Mariyata rated it it was amazing
Essential for anyone working in primary school
Arturo Rodriguez
No tantas ideas diferentes, pero muy conciso y útil enfoque para la enseñanza
Natalie VanDusen
Sep 23, 2016 Natalie VanDusen rated it really liked it
This book has definitely inspired and challenged me to think differently about how I talk about books with kids. Can't wait to try the "Tell Me!" framework!
Ell Eastwood
This book (which is actually two books, at least the version I read), mostly deals with how to get children to read and how to get kids to talk about what they've read ... which isn't really relevant to my life at all. I don't hang out with kids, I don't want kids, and I don't work with kids. Even so, it was interesting.

Actually, it made me think about reading, how I read, and what made me a reader as a child. I have no answers though, but maybe that's not always necessary. This year I read more
Aug 23, 2016 Heather rated it really liked it
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This book is a pretty quick read and can be used for a reference for reading teachers. I think Chambers brought up some good points and has some interesting framework for book discussions. Although it appears to be geared more towards elementary school, the overall concepts can be applied to upper grades as well.
Jan 28, 2014 Nina rated it it was amazing
This is a very good book and a very effective approach, have tried it myself with high school students, in Sweden, and it worked very well, a lot better than I had first expected, I am looking forward to work more with this approach!
Jun 20, 2008 Larysa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is all about how to get children to talk about books. It has tons of ideas and questions to get you going.
Jul 24, 2013 Maria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Har äntligen läst denna klassiker inom biblioteksbranschen och är sugen på att testa mina nyvunna kunskaper på intet ont anande barn.
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Born near Chester-le-Street, County Durham in 1934, Chambers was an only child, and a poor scholar; considered "slow" by his teachers, he did not learn to read fluently until the age of nine. After two years in the Royal Navy as part of his National Service, Chambers trained as a teacher and taught for three years at Westcliff High School in Southend on Sea before joining an Anglican monastery in ...more
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