ERIC Number: ED116220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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Children Learn to Communicate: Language Arts through Creative Problem-Solving.
Lundsteen, Sara W.
The methods for teaching language arts presented in this book are based on the premises that creative problem solving is the key motivation to the mastery of language and that when teachers and children work at mastering communication skills through solving problems creatively, they use basic mental skills--attentiveness, fact recall--or skills of associative, inferential, creative, and critical thinking. The first part emphasizes developmental bases of language, thought, and listening; the second part centers on oral language and the use of language, including literature for children; and the third part deals with children's imaginative composition and modern perspectives on the subskills of writing (punctuation, spelling, handwriting, grammar, and usage). The last chapter focuses on assessment and accountability. (JM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Concept Formation, Conflict Resolution, Creative Thinking, Elementary Education, Language Arts, Listening, Problem Solving, Speech Communication, Teaching Methods, Verbal Ability, Writing Skills
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632 ($10.95 cloth)
Publication Type: Books
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