Communication in Action Teaching Literature-Based Language Arts

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-10-30
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Communication in Action integrates the language arts--speaking, listening, viewing, reading, and writing--into a total curriculum that centers around children's literature. The text includes ideas for using literature to teach language skills across the curriculum, and a planning resource handbook at the end of the text that helps teachers create lesson plans, select children's books, and evaluate software options.

Table of Contents

A Philosophy for Teaching the Language Arts
Teaching for Communication: An Integrated, Literature-Based Approach to the Language
Arts Literature in Action: Walking with Rosie
Planning for and Teaching the Language Arts: Developing a Philosophy of Instruction
A Balanced, Integrated Language Arts
Literature-Based Language Arts
The Organization of a Language-Learning
Community Creative Planning for Communication in Action
A Summary Thought or Two: Teaching for Communication Your Language Arts
Portfolio Intermezzo: The Integrated Workshop in a Standards-Oriented Setting
A Knowledge Base for Teaching the Language Arts
Diversity in the Multicultural, Inclusive Classroom: Meeting the Social and Language Needs of All Children
A Learning Community in Action: Preserving Habitats: A Thematic Unit Language
Arts for All Children
Children with Behavior Impairments
Children with Diverse Language and Cultural Backgrounds
Children Who Speak Variant Forms of English
Children Who Bring a Learning Disadvantage or Disorder
Academically Talented Children
Children with Sensory Impairments
Children with Speech Problems
Continuous Assessment of Children as Language Users
A Summary Thought or Two: Diversity in the Multicultural, Inclusive Classroom Your Language Arts Portfolio
Language and Children's Early Language Development: Social Interaction--
The Key Language Learning in Action: Mushrooms
Now How Young Children Learn to Communicate and Think How Children Develop Language Facility
How Children Learn About Language
A Summary Thought or Two: Language and Children's Early Language
Development Your Language Arts Portfolio
Literature for Life: Journeying into and with Books
A Literature Conversation in Action: Racing Life with Willy
Ways to Analyze Children's Stories--Qualities
That Trigger Responses Bringing Children and Books Together
A Summary Thought or Two: Literature for Life Your Language Arts Portfolio Intermezzo: A Literary Journey
From Oracy into Literacy
Listening for Meaning: Learning to Listen and Listening to Learn
Listening in Action: Getting at the Root of Conflict
Listening and Learning Informational, or Literal, Listening
Listening to Interpret
Listening Critically
Listening Aesthetically
A Summary Thought or Two: Listening for Meaning Your Language Arts Portfolio
Oral Expression: The Classroom as a "Talking-Place" A Talking-Place in Action: Dramatizing
"The Three Billy Goats Gruff" Storytelling and Dramatics: Let's Make a Story Together...
Choral Speaking: Let's Do a Poem Together
Conversations: Let's Talk Together About
Reports: Let Me Tell You About
Assessing Children's Growth as Oral Language Users
A Summary Thought or Two: Oral Expression Your Language Arts Portfolio
Oral Language as a Bridge into Literacy and Higher-Order Thought: The Integrated Language Arts
Language Experiencing in Action: Billy Goat Language Experiencing: Looking, Talking, and Writing Interactively
Vocabulary Development Through Contextually Relevant
Word Study Collaborative Workshops: Clarifying Ideas Through Talking and Writing
Collaborative Workshop in Action: The Lorax
A Summary Thought or Two: Oral Language Activity as a Bridge into Literacy and Higher-Order Thought Your Language Arts Portfolio
Intermezzo: CPR in the Classroom: An Oral Communication
Literacy for the Twenty-First Century
Reading with Meaning: Becoming Literate Reading/Writing in Action: From Communication Circle into Reading-Writing
Workshop Decoding/Encoding in a Balanced Literature-Based Language Arts Comprehension: Interacting and Constructing
Meaning with Text Study Strategies and Content-Area Reading and Writing
Sustained Silent Reading and Library
Visits A Summary Thought or Two: Reading with Meaning Your Language Arts Portfolio
Writing as Idea Making: Creating Within a Variety of Genres
Workshop in Action: Journals, Idea Clusters, and Other Ways to Make Ideas
During Workshop Idea Making in Action
Idea Making and Emergent
Writing Expanding
Writing Horizons
Making Ideas by Writing and Reading Prose
Making Ideas by Writing and Reading Poetry
A Summary Thought or Two: Writing as Idea Making Your Language Arts Portfolio
Writing Processes in a Workshop Environment: The Child Writer as Author
Interactive Writing in Action: The Desert Organizing for Process
Writing Reading and Listening Like a Writer
Rehearsing for Story and Informational Writing
Drafting Revising and Editing Sharing and Publishing: The Child Writer as Author Observing, Profiling, and Assessing Children as Authors
A Summary Thought or Two: Writing Processes in a Workshop Environment
Your Language Arts Portfolion
Writing, Language Conventions, and Grammar: Managing
Word and Sentence Patterns in Writing Languaging in Action: Revising Sentences--A Mini-Lesson Writing, Language Conventions, and Grammar
Controlling the Sentence Managing Other Conventions of Written Language Grammar: Describing the Language
A Summary Thought or Two: Language Conventions and Grammar Your Language Arts Portfolio
Spelling, Dictionary Use, and Handwriting: Tools of the Editor's Craft Spelling in Action: Spelling Patterns and Writing
What We Know About Spelling Development
Introducing Children to the Logic of English Spelling
Making Spelling Speculation a Meaningful Part of Writing Using the Dictionary
Teaching Manuscript Letter Forms to Active Young Writers Handwriting in Action
Introducing Manuscript Letter Forms to Young Children
Moving from Manuscript Letter Forms into Cursive Forms
Handwriting in Action: Introducing Cursive Letter Forms
A Summary Thought or Two: Spelling, Dictionary Use, and Handwriting Your Language Arts Portfolio Coda: Accepting the Invitation
Teacher Inquiry Reflecting
Back Closing Measures
Your Language Arts Portfolio Access Pages: The Teacher's Planning Resource
Handbook Caldecott and Newbery Award-Winning Books Dorothy Hennings's Favorite Books for Organizing Literature-Based Units
Bibliography of Multicultural Books
A Planning Guide for Literature-Based Activities
Plans for Literature-Based Units
Plans for Extended Lessons
Plans for Mini-Lessons
Evaluating Computer-Based Literature and Instructional Software
Children's References
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