The Effective Teaching of Language Arts

The Effective Teaching of Language Arts

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For Language Arts in the Elementary School Methods courses. Written by an award-winning author with extensive experience in research, writing, and teaching, this text presents a wealth of clearly developed methodologies and lessons for teaching the four primary language arts skills -reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Research on learning environments, motivation, instructional procedures, and teacher effectiveness is tied to examples of lesson plans, thematic units, and learning centers that demonstrate how theory can inform classroom practice. Formal and informal assessment strategies are coupled with authentic examples of children's oral and written responses to literature and literacy instruction. Because of the Author's extensive knowledge of children's literature the text is threaded with teaching ideas and reference lists for incorporating the use of children's literature in classrooms.show more

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  • Hardback | 608 pages
  • 210.8 x 251.5 x 27.9mm | 1,292.75g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • ALLYN & BACON
  • Old Tappan, United States
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • 0131117300
  • 9780131117303

Table of contents

PART I: LANGUAGE AS THE KEY TO COMMUNICATION. 1. Introduction to the Language Arts. 2. Language and Cognitive Development. PART II: DEVELOPING THE LANGUAGE ARTS. 3. Oral Language Development. 4. Listening. 5. Reading and Language Arts. 6. Literature and Language Arts. 7. Composition: The Writing Process 8. Composition: Expressive, Imaginative, and Expository Writing. 9. Spelling. 10. Grammar, Usage, and the Mechanics of Language. 11. Handwriting. 12. Working with Children Whose First Language is Not English and Children from Multicultural Backgrounds. 13. Library and Reference Skills. Name Index. Subject Index.show more

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