Originally published in 1986. This is an excellent resourcebook for the holistic teaching of language and the arts. The book works its way through theories of language acquisition and literacy before specifically discussing the role of the arts in literacy education and the integration approach. Each chapter has an extensive annotated bibliography detailing the resources available. The final listing includes both resources for teachers but also the children. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, this sociopsycholinguistic account will be of great use to anyone seeking a better understanding of teaching and learning reading and writing.
Foreword. Introduction 1. Language Acquisition: Building the Foundation for Reading 2. Aesthetic Development and the Role of the Arts in Education 3. Learning to Read and Write 4. The Integrated Curriculum
Reissuing works originally published between 1937 and 2005, this collection of books on various aspects of learning to read and write is a superb resource for those teaching or those studying education. Some titles look at literacy in a multilingual environment and offer advice and techniques for the world of EFL while others consider the nature of childhood learning strategies and others look at policy in schools. Spanning the worlds of linguistics, psychology and education this set has something to offer for all classrooms.