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5th Edition

Essentials of Integrating the Language Arts

ISBN 9781621590309
Published March 1, 2015 by Routledge
454 Pages

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Book Description

Essentials of Integrating the Language Arts, Fifth Edition, offers students all the practical tools they need to be effective language arts teachers, supported by the necessary theoretical foundation. Like its predecessors, this edition presents a comprehensive approach to teaching the language arts, balancing direct instruction in the communication arts and integrating the language arts with other content areas such as music, art, mathematics, social studies, and science. It explores the important topics of community and caregiver involvement in education and offers thoughtful coverage of diversity in the schools. Practical teaching ideas are found in every chapter.

The 5th Edition reflects current teaching practices, field knowledge, and research. Significant changes include:

  • A more streamlined approach to allow readers to move quickly from learning chapter concepts and related theory and research to understanding how they are applied in classroom practices, activities, and strategies
  • Discussion of standards, including the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), with the goal of showing readers how they can apply standards in the classroom to help meet their students' needs
  • New teaching activities that support the chapter topics and align with the CCSS
  • An appendix with more than 25 classroom assessment tools
  • Discussion of current, quality children's and young adult literature, including informational texts, supported by an appendix of annotated lists of books by genre

Key Features

  • "In the Classroom" vignettes, describing real teachers implementing language arts strategies and activities with their students
  • "RRP" (Read Research Practice) boxed features, offering ideas for activities and projects
  • "Teaching Activities," which future teachers can use in their own classrooms
  • "Field and Practicum Activities," which readers can use now in field and practicum settings
  • Discussions of technology and websites, to help readers prepare to integrate technology in their own classrooms

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to the Language Arts
Chapter 2 Language Arts Integration for All Students
Chapter 3 Planning and Delivering Language Arts Instruction
Chapter 4 Children's and Young Adult Literature: The Cornerstone of the Language Arts Program
Chapter 5 Reading
Chapter 6 The Process of Writing
Chapter 7 The Tools of Writing
Chapter 8 Listening and Speaking
Chapter 9 Integrating the Visual and Performing Arts
Chapter 10 Integrating the Language Arts in the Content Areas
A Teacher Resources
B Children's and Young Adult Literature
C Self Diagnostic Instrument
D Assessment Devices
E Sample Script for Readers Theater
Author & Title Index
Subject Index

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