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Examining middle school teachers' talk during vocabulary instruction, by Evelyn Ford-Connors

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Examining middle school teachers' talk during vocabulary instruction
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Examining middle school teachers' talk during vocabulary instruction
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by Evelyn Ford-Connors
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Abstract: This study investigated the instructional talk of three math teachers from two urban middle schools as they implemented a curriculum designed to develop students' knowledge of academic vocabulary and encourage word use during classroom discussions. Data were drawn from audio- and video-recordings, classroom observations, and teacher interviews. Results revealed two predominant differences among teachers' instruction that seemed consequential for each classroom's discussion-based learning environment. First, teachers' instructional foci and the information about words they emphasized, whether definitional or contextual, were associated with differences in the kinds of talk generated about words and in the numbers of students who participated in discussions. Second, the ways in which teachers structured their discussions, as either knowledge display or knowledge building, shaped students' interactions with the content and with each other, while also determining the kinds of opportunities students had for target word use
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Ford-Connors, Evelyn
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ed. D.)--Boston University, 2012.
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non fiction
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Boston University
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Examining middle school teachers' talk during vocabulary instruction, by Evelyn Ford-Connors
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Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 205-217)
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28 cm.
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x, 222 leaves
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electronic
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ill.
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(OCoLC)948682832
Label
Examining middle school teachers' talk during vocabulary instruction, by Evelyn Ford-Connors
Publication
Note
Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 205-217)
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
x, 222 leaves
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)948682832

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