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Tell Me

(1993)
Children, Reading, and Talk
A non fiction book by

 
'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.'

Talking about a book helps a child find the heart of a story, make sense of a string of facts, and understand complicated ideas. Aidan Chambers proposes an approach for discussing books so children learn to talk well about what they've read. Indeed, not only talk well, but listen well. And not just about books, but about other things. For the 'Tell me' approach ultimately helps children learn to clarify ideas for themselves and to communicate with others. It is, in short, a basic step in applying knowledge and articulating meaning.

Tell Me offers practical information about book talking in the classroom, explaining some of the processes and outlining the ground rules developed by teachers and others who work with children and books. From their experience he has formulated a Framework, 'a repertoire of questions that assist readers in speaking out their reading.'

Tell Me is companion to The Reading Environment.

 
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Paperback Editions

March 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: Tell Me (children, Reading & Talk) with the Reading Environment
Author(s): Aidan Chambers
ISBN: 0-903355-54-X / 978-0-903355-54-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Thimble Press
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October 1995 : USA Paperback
Title: Tell Me: Children, Reading, and Talk
Author(s): Aidan Chambers
ISBN: 1-57110-030-X / 978-1-57110-030-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
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1994 : Australia Paperback
Title: Tell Me - Children, Reading and Talk
Author(s): Aidan Chambers
ISBN: 1-875622-09-8 / 978-1-875622-09-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Primary English Teaching Association
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October 1993 : UK Paperback
Title: Tell Me: Children, Reading and Talk - How Adults Help Children Talk Well About Books
Author(s): Aidan Chambers
ISBN: 0-903355-42-6 / 978-0-903355-42-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Thimble Press
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