ERIC Number: ED238029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Integrating the Language Arts in the Elementary School.
Busching, Beverly A., Ed.; Schwartz, Judith I., Ed.
Intended for elementary school teachers and supervisors, this collection of articles focuses on creating meaningful learning through an integrated language arts approach. Divided into three sections, the articles discuss the theoretical and practical frameworks that support program integration; examine real programs, tested procedures, and actual language performance; and address controversial issues surrounding an integrated language arts model. Articles in section one cover curriculum models for integrating the language arts, methods of integrating language and subject matter, and the relationship between a child's grasp of meaning and language skills. Topics in section two include the development of writing in a language arts context, student created books, the impact of different instructional methods on student reading, fostering language play, and ways of integrating reading with music, art and drama. Section three discusses such issues as achievement assessment in the language arts, parent involvement in language arts programs, teaching underachieving children, and integrating perspectives on monolingual and multilingual children. (MM)
Descriptors: Books, Child Language, Content Area Reading, Curriculum Development, Holistic Approach, Inservice Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Language Experience Approach, Language Skills, Low Achievement, Multilingualism, Parent School Relationship, Reading Habits, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Student Developed Materials, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Stock No. 23511; $9.50 member, $11.00 non-member).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Note: This publication is a project of the National Council of Teachers of English Committee on Integrating the Language Arts in the Elementary School.