The forward and the first four chapters are chock full of gems, providing an overview of how to use language effectively with students. The remainder of the book offers more examples of language and tips for building a democratic learning community. Also, be sure to check out both Appendix B and C for more examples of the actual impact of classroom language.
For those of us who have to put more concrete thought and planning into out words, this book is an extremely valuable resource. Have fun reading!!