1st Edition

Teaching the Language Arts
Forward Thinking in Today's Classrooms

ISBN 9781934432952
Published December 1, 2013 by Routledge
394 Pages

USD $62.95

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Book Description

Teaching the Language Arts helps readers envision their future classrooms, including the role technology will play, as they prepare to be effective teachers. The book’s multimedia digital format represents a distinctive way to learn about teaching—combining traditional and electronic content, resources, and pedagogy to create a powerful, interactive experience that encourages active learning. Readers can explore a rich array of teaching tools and experiences, including an effective blend of classroom photographs (taken by the authors during school visits), student samples, podcast interviews with teachers and students, classroom videos, and online resources—all of which allow readers to learn from real-world classrooms. This book’s unique and engaging voice, supported by its multimedia approach, will help future and in-service teachers bring the language arts to life in their own classrooms. 

Visit the Companion Website at www.routledge.com/cw/dobler for information on accessing the interactive e-book and additional ideas and resources to help you and your students use it to its full potential.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 How to Read this eBook
Chapter 2 Language Arts and the Meaning of the Message
Chapter 3 Creating a Learning Environment in Face-to-Face and Virtual Classrooms
Chapter 4 Planning and Assessment in the Language Arts
Chapter 5 Reading Fundamentals
Chapter 6 Reading to Enhance Meaning
Chapter 7 Listening and Viewing
Chapter 8 Assessing the Receptive Modes
Chapter 9 Writing as a Process
Chapter 10 Writing Tools for Enhancing Meaning
Chapter 11 Speaking and Visually Representing
Chapter 12 Assessing the Expressive Modes

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

Thomas DeVere Wolsey is Professor of Literacy Education. University of Central Florida and Founder of IAIE Consulting and Professional Development Services, USA.

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