The Effective Teaching of Language Arts / Edition 6

The Effective Teaching of Language Arts / Edition 6

by Donna E. Norton
     
 

This book by an award-winning author presents readers with a wealth of information regarding the four primary language arts skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The focus is on effective teaching of these skills at the elementary school level, and it contains an enormous amount of children's literature of all genres. Research on

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This book by an award-winning author presents readers with a wealth of information regarding the four primary language arts skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The focus is on effective teaching of these skills at the elementary school level, and it contains an enormous amount of children's literature of all genres. Research on learning environments, motivation, instructional procedures, and teacher effectiveness is tied to examples of lesson plans, themes, and formal and informal assessment strategies. Real-life examples of children's oral and written responses to literature are included. The book also contains the newest multicultural children's literature. This book is a must-have reference for all primary education centers and schools, as it contains thoroughly updated booklists with helpful annotations. Can also be useful for teachers of ESL courses in secondary schools and continuing education centers. Parents interested in home schooling will find this book a useful resource.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131117303
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
05/27/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.40(d)

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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.

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