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Language Arts : Content and Teaching Strategies

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780138569075

ISBN10:
013856907X
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
7/1/1997
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

As the leading language arts book on the market, this popular core text for beginning teachers presents the content of the language arts curriculum and the most effective strategies for teaching it to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The philosophy of the text reflects a constructivist approach to teaching and learning. The book's coverage encompasses all of the language arts, all traditional topics, and offers the strongest treatment available of the reading-writing connection.

Table of Contents

1 Learning and the Language Arts
3(40)
How Children Learn
4(6)
The Cognitive Structure
4(1)
The Process of Learning
5(1)
Learning Strategies
6(2)
Social Contexts of Learning
8(1)
Implications for Learning Language Arts
9(1)
Language Learning and Culture
10(13)
The Four Language Systems
10(4)
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
14(2)
Bilingual Students and Students Who Speak English as a Second Language
16(3)
Implications for Learning Language Arts
19(4)
How Children Learn Language Arts
23(20)
The Language Arts
23(3)
A Paradigm for Language Arts Instruction
26(17)
2 Teaching Language Arts
43(46)
Language-Rich Classrooms
44(15)
The Physical Arrangement
45(1)
Centers
45(5)
Textbooks
50(1)
Trade Books
51(3)
Multimedia Technology
54(5)
Instructional Approaches
59(11)
Literature Focus Units
60(1)
Theme Cycles
61(1)
Reading and Writing Workshop
62(2)
The Teacher's Role
64(3)
Adapting to Meet the Needs of Every Student
67(3)
Assessing Students' Learning
70(19)
Monitoring Students' Progress
71(6)
Implementing Portfolios in the Classroom
77(4)
Assigning Grades
81(8)
3 The Reading and Writing Processes
89(48)
The Reading Process
90(21)
Aesthetic and Efferent Reading
91(1)
Stage 1: Preparing
91(5)
Stage 2: Reading
96(4)
Stage 3: Responding
100(4)
Stage 4: Exploring
104(1)
Stage 5: Extending
105(1)
Teaching the Reading Process
105(6)
The Writing Process
111(19)
Stage 1: Prewriting
111(6)
Stage 2: Drafting
117(1)
Stage 3: Revising
117(6)
Stage 5: Publishing
123(3)
Teaching the Writing Process
126(4)
Connections Between Reading and Writing
130(7)
Comparing the Two Processes
130(2)
Classroom Connections
132(5)
4 Emergent Literacy
137(44)
Fostering Young Children's Interest in Literacy
139(15)
Concepts About Written Language
139(3)
Concepts About the Alphabet
142(12)
Young Children Emerge Into Reading
154(14)
Adapting Literature Focus Units for Emergent Readers
155(7)
Adapting Reading Workship for Emergent Readers
162(1)
Other Teaching Strategies
162(6)
Young Children Emerge Into Writing
168(13)
Introducing Young Children to Writing
170(3)
Adapting Writing Workshop for Emergent Writers
173(8)
5 Looking Closely at Words
181(40)
History of the English Language
182(4)
Old English (A.D. 450-1100)
183(1)
Middle English (1100-1500)
184(1)
Modern English (1500-Present)
184(1)
Learning About Word Histories
185(1)
Words and Their Meanings
186(15)
Root Words and Affixes
187(3)
Synonyms and Antonyms
190(2)
Homonyms
192(3)
Multiple Meanings
195(2)
Idioms and Metaphors
197(2)
Borrowed Words
199(1)
Other Sources of New Words
200(1)
Teaching Students About Words
201(20)
Word Walls
202(2)
Word-Study Activities
204(4)
Minilessons on Word Meanings
208(2)
In Literature Focus Units
210(2)
In Theme Cycles
212(2)
Adapting to Meet the Needs of Every Student
214(1)
Assessing Students' Use of Words
214(7)
6 Writing in Journals
221(38)
Types of Journals
222(19)
Personal Journals
224(1)
Dialogue Journals
225(4)
Reading Logs
229(2)
Double-Entry Journals
231(2)
Language Arts Notebooks
233(1)
Learning Logs
233(4)
Simulated Journals
237(2)
Young Children's Journals
239(2)
Teaching Students to Write in Journals
241(18)
Introducing Students to Journal Writing
241(1)
Sustaining Journal Writing
241(8)
Adapting to Meet the Needs of Every Student
249(1)
Assessing Students' Journal Entries
250(9)
7 Listening to Learn
259(44)
The Listening Process
261(5)
Steps in the Listening Process
261(1)
Purposes for Listening
262(2)
Teaching Listening Strategies
264(2)
Aesthetic Listening
266(12)
Strategies for Aesthetic Listening
267(1)
Reading Aloud to Students
268(2)
Other Oral Presentation Modes
270(1)
Teaching Aesthetic Listening
271(6)
Assessing Students' Aesthetic Listening
277(1)
Efferent Listening
278(10)
Strategies for Efferent Listening
278(5)
Teaching Efferent Listening
283(3)
Assessing Students' Efferent Listening
286(2)
Critical Listening
288(15)
Persuasion and Propaganda
288(4)
Strategies for Critical Listening
292(1)
Teaching Critical Listening
293(4)
Assessing Students' Critical Listening
297(6)
8 Sustaining Talk in the Classroom
303(40)
Conversations
304(7)
Guidelines for Conducting Conversation
306(1)
Types of Conversations
307(1)
Teaching Students to Talk in Small Groups
308(1)
Teaching Minilessons on Talk
308(1)
Adapting to Meet the Needs of Every Student
308(2)
Assessing Students' Talk
310(1)
Aesthetic Talk
311(7)
Conversations About Literature
311(3)
Storytelling
314(2)
Readers Theatre
316(2)
Efferent Talk
318(12)
Conversations During Theme Cycles
318(3)
Show-and-Tell
321(2)
Oral Reports
323(4)
Interviews
327(2)
Debates
329(1)
Dramatic Activities
330(13)
Role-Playing
331(2)
Puppets and Other Props
333(3)
Scriptwriting and Theatrical Productions
336(7)
9 Reading and Writing Stories
343(44)
Developing Students' Concept of Story
344(19)
Elements of Story Structure
345(13)
Teaching Students About Stories
358(4)
Assessing Students' Concept of Story
362(1)
Reading Stories
363(12)
Aesthetic Reading
363(4)
In Literature Focus Units
367(5)
In Reading Workshop
372(2)
In Theme Cycles
374(1)
Assessing Students' Understanding of Stories
375(1)
Writing Stories
375(12)
In Literature Focus Units
376(4)
In Theme Cycles
380(1)
In Writing Workshop
380(1)
Assessing the Stories Students Write
381(6)
10 Reading and Writing Information
387(44)
Developing Students' Knowledge About Informational Books
389(10)
Types of Informational Books
389(3)
Expository Text Structures
392(4)
Teaching Students About Expository Text Structures
396(3)
Assessing Students' Use of Expository Text Structures
399(1)
Reports
399(9)
Young Children's Reports
399(3)
Collaborative Reports
402(1)
Individual Reports
402(2)
Teaching Students to Write Reports
404(4)
Assessing Students' Reports
408(1)
Letters
408(10)
Friendly Letters
409(5)
Business Letters
414(1)
Simulated Letters
415(1)
Teaching Students to Write Letters
415(1)
Assessing Students' Letters
416(2)
Life-Stories
418(13)
Autobiographies
419(1)
Biographies
420(1)
Teaching Students to Write Life-Stories
421(3)
Assessing Students' Life-Stories
424(2)
Adapting to Meet the Needs of Every Student
426(5)
11 Reading and Writing Poetry
431(46)
Playing With Words
433(7)
Laughing With Language
433(2)
Creating Word Pictures
435(1)
Experimenting With Rhyme
435(3)
Other Poetic Devices
438(2)
Reading Poems
440(11)
Types of Poems Children Read
440(4)
Teaching Students to Read Poems
444(7)
Assessing Students' Experiences With Poems
451(1)
Writing Poems
451(26)
Formula Poems
451(5)
Free-Form Poems
456(3)
Syllable- and Word-Count Poems
459(2)
Rhymed Verse Forms
461(1)
Model Poems
462(2)
Teaching Students to Write Poems
464(7)
Adapting to Meet the Needs of Every Student
471(1)
Assessing Poems That Students Write
471(6)
12 Language Tools: Spelling, Handwriting, and Grammar
477(56)
Spelling
478(20)
Children's Spelling Development
479(8)
Teaching Spelling in the Elementary Grades
487(11)
Handwriting
498(13)
Handwriting Forms
499(2)
Children's Handwriting Development
501(6)
Teaching Handwriting in the Elementary Grades
507(4)
Grammar
511(22)
Why Teach Grammar?
513(1)
Grammatical Concepts
513(2)
Teaching Grammar to Elementary Students
515(18)
13 Putting It All Together
533(45)
Multicultural Literature
535(9)
Culturally Conscious Literature
535(8)
Teaching About Cultural Diversity
543(1)
Literature Focus Units
544(11)
How to Develop a Literature Focus Unit
544(6)
A Primary Grade Literature Focus Unit on The Mitten
550(1)
A Middle-Grade Literature Focus Unit on Eve Bunting and Her Books
551(4)
An Upper-Grade Literature Focus Unit on the Giver
555(1)
Reading and Writing Workshop
555(11)
Establishing a Workshop Environment
556(1)
How to Set Up a Reading Workshop
557(2)
Variations of Reading Workshop
559(3)
How to Set Up a Writing Workshop
562(4)
Variations of Writing Workshop
566(1)
Theme Cycles
566(12)
How to Develop a Theme Cycle
567(4)
Why Aren't Content-Area Textbooks Enough?
571(1)
Using Content-Area Textbooks
571(1)
A Primary-Grade Theme Cycle on Money
572(1)
A Middle-Grade Theme Cycle on Birds
572(4)
An Upper-Grade Theme on the Industrial Revolution
576(2)
References 578(20)
Appendix A Award-Winning Books for Children 598(5)
Appendix B Resources About Authors and Illustrators 603(6)
Author Index 609(6)
Subject Index 615


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