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:
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
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