Language Arts

Language Arts : Content and Teaching Strategies, Canadian Edition

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Appropriate for Language Arts courses offered in education departments in universities and colleges across Canada. The Second Canadian edition of this popular core text for beginning teachers presents the content of the language arts curriculum and the most effective strategies for teaching it to kindergarten through Grade Eight students. The philosophy of the text reflects a constructivist approach to teaching and learning. The book's coverage focuses on the six language arts paired skills, and offers the strongest treatment available of the reading-writing connection.
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  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 200.66 x 248.92 x 25.4mm | 1,133.98g
  • Prentice-Hall (Canada)
  • Scarborough, Canada
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130321516
  • 9780130321510

Table of contents

1. Learning and the Language Arts. 2. Teaching Language Arts. 3. The Reading and Writing Processes. 4. Emergent Literacy. 5. Looking Closely at Words. 6. Listening, Viewing, and Representing. 7. Sustaining Talk in the Classroom (drama-related content pulled out of this chapter and covered in new drama chapter). 8. Using Drama in Teaching Language Arts. Joe Norris, University of Alberta. 9. Reading and Writing Stories (journal writing content moved to this chapter). 10. Reading and Writing Information. 11. Reading and Writing Poetry. 12. Language Tools: Spelling, Handwriting, and Grammar. 13. Putting It All Together. Glossary. References. Appendix A: Award-Winning Books for Children. Appendix B: Resources about Authors and Illustrators. Author Index. Subject Index.
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