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Teaching Language Arts: Expanding Thinking through Student-Centered Instruction / Edition 3

Teaching Language Arts: Expanding Thinking through Student-Centered Instruction / Edition 3

by Cathy Collins Block, Cathy Collins Block


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ISBN-13: 9780205309245
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 12/12/2000
Edition description: REV
Pages: 580
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Each chapter is divided into three sections, “Theoretical Foundations,” “Putting Theory into Practice,” and “Teachers as Continuous Learners.” Each chapter concludes with “Summary,” “ Using What You've Learned,” “For Future Reference,” and “Key Terms.”

1.Learning Language and the Language Arts.

Learning the Language Arts.

Principles of Language Arts Instruction.

Improving Our Professional Competencies.

2.Teaching the Language Arts.

Research on How to Organize Language Arts.

Beginning the Year.

3.Oral Communication.

Students' Oral Language Needs.

Improving Students' Speaking Abilities.

Teaching Oral Language.

4.Listening Development: A Student-Centered Approach.

Students' Listening Needs.

Improving Students' Learning.

Listening to Students, Their Stories, and Their Voices.

5.Teaching Phonics and Vocabulary: Sounds Transposed to Print.

Teaching Content Vocabulary Sight Words, Phonemic Awareness and Phonics.

Using Children's Literature Only.

6.Teaching Students to Use Multiple Decoding Strategies.

Teaching Students to Decode Using beyond World Clues.

Using Vocabulary and Decoding Strategies Simultaneously.

Improving Abilities to Teach Decoding Skills.

7.Using Non-Fictional and Fictional Reading and Student's Writing to Increase Comprehension Abilities.

Comprehension and Composing Needs.

Strategies to Improve Comprehension and Composing.

Increasing Comprehension and Composing Abilities.

8.The Writing Process and Writing Workshops.

What Writing Does for Students.

Increasing Student's Writing Abilities.

Writing Development.

9.Revising to Clarify Meaning.

Students Need to Revise.

Teaching Students How to Revise.

Increasing Revision Abilities.

10.Spelling and Handwriting Instruction in the Language Arts Program.

Why Teach Spelling and Penmanship?

Teaching Spelling, Writing, Convention and Penmanship.

Increasing Editing Abilities.

11.Learning Language and the Language Arts.

The Need to Integrate Language.

Increasing Your Ability to Integrate.

12.Increasing Creativity, Poetic and Dramatic Expression Abilities and Visual Art Skills.

Why Students Need to Do Logs, Creative Thinking and Viewing Abilities.

How to Increase Students' Creative and Viewing Abilities.

Increasing Students' Creativity.

13.Increasing Students' Thinking and Multicultural Understanding through the Language Arts Program.

Need for Students to Think Critically with a Multicultural Sensitivity.

Teaching Students How to Think at a High Level and Increase Their Multicultural Understanding.

Reaching the Underserved.

14.Assessment and Grading Options in the Language Arts Program.

Students' Assessment Needs.

New Assessment Tools.

Improving Assessment Competencies.


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