Everything You Need to Know to Be a Successful Whole Language Teacher, Grades K-6: Plan, Strategies, Techniques, and More

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865302365
  • Publisher: Incentive Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/1993
  • Series: Kids' Stuff Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.64 (w) x 11.08 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

Overview vi
Chapter 1 What is Whole Language? 7
Basic Components Of Every Whole Language Program
Natural Learning Process
Emergent Learners
Developing Learners
Fluent Learners
Traditional vs. Whole Language Approaches
Scope And Sequence Of Whole Language Skills
Clearing Up Misconceptions About Whole Language
Chapter 2 What Happens to Basals, Workbooks, and Seatwork? 19
How To Use Basals And Workbooks
Seatwork: Workbooks And Alternatives
Chapter 3 Small Group vs. Whole Group Instruction 27
Flexible Grouping (Small Group Instruction)
Whole Group Instruction
A Typical Whole Language Day
Chapter 4 Setting Up the Classroom 37
Students Are Surrounded With Print
Areas Are Designated For Purposeful Work
Students Assume Responsibility For Their Learning
Chapter 5 Presenting A Perfect Lesson 42
Pre-Lesson Activity
Direction During The Lesson
Follow-up Activity
Chapter 6 Listening and Speaking 46
Listening And Speaking Seatwork
Chapter 7 Reading and Comprehension 50
Scope And Sequence Of Whole Language Reading And Comprehension Skills
Specific Strategies For Each Skill (Emergent, Developing, Fluent)
Chapter 8 Writing 84
Scope And Sequence Of Whole Language Writing Skills
Specific Strategies For Each Skill (Emergent, Developing, Fluent)
Chapter 9 Lesson Plans and Thematic Units 108
Make Planning Manageable
Appropriate Thematic Units
Sample Thematic Units
For Emergent, Developing, And Fluent Learners
Thematic Unit Planning Sheet
Chapter 10 Evaluation 120
Performance Assessment vs. Standardized Tests
Informal Assessment
Observation/Anecdotal Records
Integrated Performance Assessment For Emergent, Developing, And Fluent Learners
Standardized Testing
Chapter 11 Parents as Partners 134
Effective Communication
Parent Involvement
Chapter 12 Book Lists 140
Emergent Learners (Wordless Books, Predictable Books)
Emergent And Developing Learners (Picture Books)
Developing Learners (Transitional Chapter Books)
Fluent Learners (Novels, Poetry)
Bibliography 157
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