Using Talk to Support Writing presents a new and innovative approach to the teaching of early writing. The authors discuss both theoretical and practical issues around using talk in the classroom to support children as they learn to write. Set within the context of national concern for achievement in the development of writing ability, it addresses the gap in understanding early teaching and focuses on the exploration of talk and writing interface.
Chapter 2: Exploring Classroom Talk Through Action Research
Exploring Classroom Talk Through Action Research
This book is not just a book about a research project. It aims to explore classroom practice in the use of talk to support young children as they learn to write. But before we start to look into the classrooms and what teachers and children are doing in their writing lessons, we want to consider the part that teachers can play in any research project. Many books have been written by authors who commentate on classroom practice and on research projects conducted in classrooms. An essential part of this book is that it draws on the authors' knowledge of classrooms from both teaching and research perspectives. The project was set up for us, as ...