ERIC Number: ED077012
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Creative Teaching of the Language Arts in the Elementary School. Second Edition.
Smith, James A.
This book is the second edition of a study discussing research in creative teaching in language arts at the elementary school level. It is intended both for students in teacher education and for inservice teachers. A fundamental premise of the book is that to develop creativity in children the teacher should operate from a basic set of principles and behaviors. This book attempts to formulate those principles and to suggest strategies for teaching creativity and for teaching creatively. It is suggested that the book will be most effective when combined with the first volume of the "Creative Teaching" series, "Setting Conditions for Creative Teaching in the Elementary School," the author has summarized that volume in chapter one. The first part of this book, "The Nature of Communications," includes chapters on the nature of creativity in teaching, in communication, and in an approach to the language arts. Part two, "The Nurture of Creative Communication," includes chapters on the creative teaching of listening, oral expression, writing, handwriting, spelling, and grammar, forms, and word usage. Each chapter includes a selected bibliography. (DI)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Creative Activities, Creative Teaching, Creative Writing, Creativity Research, Elementary Education, Grammar, Handwriting, Language Arts, Learning, Listening, Speech Communication, Spelling, Writing (Composition)
Allyn and Bacon, Inc., 470 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Mass. 02210 ($8.95 cloth, $4.95 paper)
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