Choice Words by Peter H. Johnston
Educational Internship Program Book Study
Review of Choice Words
Johnston's book is about word choice and how it affects children's learning. Throughout the book he pulls examples of word choice out of different books and explains why we should or should not use these phrases when teaching. Each chapter of the book is dedicated to a specific type of language. For example, chapter three is dedicated to phrases that help students create an identity.
How does Choice Words impact me as a learner?
2. Positive language is important, but where do you draw the line on when more negative language is needed?