Preparing For Teacher Certification In English, Language Arts, & Reading

Preparing For Teacher Certification In English, Language Arts, & Reading

by Jane Thielemann

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ISBN-13: 9781571688996
Publisher: Eakin Press
Publication date: 03/27/2007
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 0.51(w) x 10.00(h) x 8.00(d)

Table of Contents


Integrating the Language Arts, Diverse Students, Studying the English Language
Competency 1: Relationships Among the Language Arts     3
Integrating the Language Arts     6
Making Connections: Language Arts and Content Area Subjects     7
Expressive and Receptive Uses of Language     7
Study and Review Activity     8
Practice Questions     9
Competency 2: Diversity of the Student Population     13
Respecting Diversity     15
Promoting the Use of Standard English     16
Planning and Adapting Instruction     17
Considering Learning / Cognitive Styles     17
Effective Teaching Strategies     18
Study and Review Activity     19
Practice Questions     20
Competency 3: Development of the English Language     23
Old English     25
Middle English     26
Modern English     27
Word Origins: Meaning and Derivatives     28
Relationships Among Words     28
Purpose, Audience, and Register     30
Brief Guide for Grammar and Usage     30
Parts of Speech     31
Parts of Sentences     32
Sentence Structure     33
Writing Complete Sentences     33
Usage and Agreement in Sentences     33
Capitalization     34
Punctuation: Commas     34
Study and Review Activity     35
Practice Questions     37
Literature, Reading Processes, and Skills for Reading Literary and Nonliterary Texts
Competency 4: Reading Processes     41
Responding to a Variety of Texts     43
Setting the Purpose for Reading     44
Developing a Reader's Competency: Vocabulary, Fluency, and Comprehension     44
Steps for Analyzing Unknown Words     44
Developing a Reader's Vocabulary     44
Developing a Reader's Fluency     46
Developing Metacognitive Skills     46
Before Reading     46
During Reading     47
After Reading     48
Levels of Reading Comprehension     48
Effective Questioning to Promote Higher Order Thinking     48
Monitoring and Assessing Student Reading     50
Informal Assessment     50
Formal Assessment     51
Practice Questions     52
Competency 5: Reading Various Types of Texts     57
Purposes and Organization of Nonliterary Texts      59
Enhancing Reading Comprehension of Nonliterary Texts     60
Specialized Vocabulary     60
Locating, Retrieving and Retaining Information     61
Inquiry and Research     62
Monitoring and Assessing Student Reading     62
Practice Questions     63
Competency 6: Literature-Literary Elements, Genres, and Movements     66
Literary Genres     68
Literary Elements     70
Poetry Analysis and Terms     80
Understanding World Literature     85
The Ancient World of Literature     85
British Literature     87
The Middle Ages     87
The English Renaissance     88
The Restoration and the Enlightenment (1660-1798)     90
The Age of Romanticism (1798-1832)     91
The Victorian Age (1832-1901)     94
Emerging Modernism (1901-1959)     96
Contemporary Era (1950-present)     98
American Literature     100
The Colonial Period (1620-1776)     100
The Early American Era (1776-1830)     101
The American Renaissance (1830-1865)     102
American Realism (1865-1910)     104
American Modernism (1913-1945)      106
The Contemporary Era (1945-present)     109
Multiculturalism in America     110
Native American Writers     110
African-American Writers     111
Hispanic-American Writers     113
Asian-American Writers     115
International Voices     115
Young Adult Literature     118
Fairy Tales     120
Study and Review Activities     120
Practice Questions     129
Competency 7: Reading Literary Texts     133
Selection of Literature     135
Analyzing Literature     135
Teaching Strategies     136
Practice Questions     138
Written Communication
Competency 8: The Writing Process     143
The Classroom as a Writer's Workshop     145
Writer's Workshop Organization     146
Stages of the Writing Process     146
Prewriting     146
Writing/Drafting     147
Revising/Editing     147
Sharing/Publishing     148
Evaluating Student Work     149
Holistic Evaluation vs. Analytical Evaluation     149
Advantages of the Writing Process     150
Using Technology to Enhance the Writing Process     150
Using Technology to Aid Student Research     151
Practice Questions     152
Oral Communication and Media Literacy
Competency 9: Written Communication     154
Discourse in Writing     157
Purpose and Audience     158
Factors Which Influence Writing     159
Using Writing as a Tool for Learning     159
Using Sources: Plagiarism, Electronic Sources     160
Documentation Formats     160
The Modern Language Association Style     160
Evaluation and Assessment of Writing     162
Process Assessment Activities     162
Indicators for Assessment     162
Additional Assessment Terms     163
Practice Questions     164
Oral Communication and Media Literacy
Competency 10: Oral Communication     169
Principles of Oral Communication     171
Cultural Differences     171
Developing Communication Skills     173
Active Listening Skills     173
Teaching Strategies for Oral Communication     176
Oral Discourse     176
Literary Interpretation     177
Using Visual Aids     177
Evaluating the Speaker's Message     178
Practice Questions     179
Competency 11: Media Literacy     182
Media Types and Purposes     184
The Growing Influence of Media     185
Techniques of Persuasion     186
Ethical and Legal Factors: Copyright and Fair Use     187
Responding to Media     195
Evaluation and Production of Media Messages     196
Assessment     197
Practice Questions     198
The Essay Response
The Written Response     205
The Essay Response     205
Written Response     207
Written Response-Practice Essay     209
Index     215
Index of Images     219
About the Author     221

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