ERIC Number: ED359501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Portraits of Whole Language Classrooms: Learning for All Ages.
Mills, Heidi, Ed.; Clyde, Jean Anne, Ed.
Highlighting typical days in a variety of whole-language classrooms, this book describes learners of all ages, beginning with a home day-care setting through preschool programs and elementary classrooms to a junior high and high school. The book also describes a special education site and an English-as-a-Second Language classroom, and concludes in a laboratory school staffed by graduate students in a university reading methods course. Teachers' descriptions of typical classrooms and their personal reflections presented in the book encourage readers to take a reflective stance and consider the beliefs that underpin their practice. Chapters in the book are: (1) "Literacy Learning in a Home Day-Care Setting" (David J. Whitin and Phyllis E. Whitin); (2) "A Natural Curriculum" (Jean Ann Clyde); (3) "Teachers and Children: Partners in Learning" (Heidi Mills); (4) "A Day with Dinosaurs" (Timothy O'Keefe); (5) "Supporting Literacy Development: On the First Day in First Grade and throughout the Year" (Vera E. Milz); (6) "Teachers and Students as Decision Makers: Creating a Classroom for Authors" (Gloria Kaufmann and Kathy G. Short); (7) "Mind Games: Discovering Poetry through Art" (Margaret Grant); (8) "Making Learning Real for Intermediate Kids" (Eric Stone); (9) "Units of Study in an Intermediate-Grade Classroom" (Thom Wendt); (10) "Learning together in the Resource Room" (Patricia Tefft Cousin and Alane Lancaster); (11) "Whole Language and the ESL Classroom" (Lia Ridley); (12) "Language Learning through Family History" (Phyllis E. Whitin); (13) "Learning on the Job: Whole Language in a Middle School Remedial Program" (Betty Ann Slesinger); (14) "'I Have Never Read Five Books before in My Life': Reading and Writing Naturally in High School" (Donelle Blubaugh); (15) "We Call It Good Teaching" (Diane Stephens and others); and (16) "Whole Language: Starting New Conversations" (John McInerney and Jerome C. Harste). (RS)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Emergent Literacy, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Poetry, Reflective Teaching, Special Education, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship, Theory Practice Relationship, Whole Language Approach
Heinemann Educational Books, Inc., 361 Hanover Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3959 ($20 plus 10% shipping/handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - General; Books
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