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2nd Edition

Teaching the Language Arts
Forward Thinking in Today's Classrooms

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ISBN 9780367481735
February 15, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
440 Pages 200 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book helps readers envision their future classrooms, including the role technology will play, as they prepare to be successful teachers. Comprehensively updated, the second edition addresses new demands on teaching in traditional and virtual ELA classrooms, and the new ways technology facilitates effective instructional practices. Organized around the receptive language arts—the way learners receive information—and the expressive language arts—the way leaners express ideas—chapters cover all aspects of language arts instruction, including new information on planning and assessment; teaching reading and writing fundamentals; supporting ELLs, dyslexic, and dysgraphic learners; using digital tools; and more. In every chapter, readers can explore a rich array of teaching tools and experiences, which allow readers to learn from real-world classrooms.

The eBook+ version includes interactive features and links to the up-to-date Companion Website, with more strategies, and examples of practice and student work. This book’s unique and engaging voice, supported by its many resources, will help future and in-service teachers bring the language arts to life in their own classrooms.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Language Arts and Creating a Supportive Learning Space
Chapter 2. Planning and Assessment in the Language Arts
Chapter 3. Reading Fundamentals
Chapter 4. Reading to Enhance Meaning

Chapter 5. Listening and Viewing

Chapter 6. Assessing the Receptive Modes

Chapter 7. Writing as A Process

Chapter 8.  Writing Tools for Enhancing Meaning

Chapter 9. Speaking and Visually Representing

Chapter 10. Assessing the Expressive Modes

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Elizabeth Dobler is a Literacy professor at The Teachers College at Emporia State University, USA.

Denise Johnson is Professor and Director of Literacy Leadership at the College of William & Mary, USA.

Thomas DeVere Wolsey teaches literacy and research courses at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.