ERIC Number: ED380947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Language Arts Topics Papers.
Bailey, Jane M.; And Others
This document brings together six papers on language skills and language arts teaching of gifted students. "The State of the Art Issues in Language Study for High Ability Learners: Thinking about Language with Gifted Children" (Michael Clay Thompson) considers two areas traditionally included in discussions of language study--grammar and vocabulary--and a third area that should be included--the study of aesthetic language structures that interact with and have an impact on syntax. "Reading, Language, and Literacy Development" (Jane M. Bailey) points out that meaning is the linking concept among reading, language, and literacy, and contends that the role of schools is to provide first, a knowledge base upon which students can build networks of connectors and second, a curricular environment to pose the necessary ambiguities to extend those networks. "Teaching with Writing: The State of the Art" (Colleen Kennedy) describes a writing pedagogy that helps students understand the extended audience and larger purpose of writing, by integrating writing with the teaching of content areas throughout the curriculum and from kindergarten through college. "Issues in Contemporary Oral Communication Instruction" (Ann L. Chaney) offers a working definition of oral communication, a review of pedagogical implications, and suggestions for adaptation of concept and skill instruction to gifted elementary and middle school students. "The Concept of Change: Interdisciplinary Meaning and Inquiry" (Linda Neal Boyce) explores the concept of change in several disciplines, identifies key resources that focus on change, and examines the way the concept of change has been applied in the National Language Arts Project for High Ability Learners. "Creating a New Language Arts Curriculum for High Ability Learners" (Joyce VanTassel-Baska) presents a framework for developing a language arts curriculum that makes meaning through inquiry, uses multicultural literature, is conceptually oriented, incorporates all major strands of the language arts, and highlights gifted education features. (Each paper contains references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Change, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Grammar, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Instruction
College of William & Mary, School of Education, Center for Gifted Education, 232 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185 ($10 plus 10% shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. School of Education.; Washington-Warren-Hamilton-Essex Counties Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Hudson Falls, NY. Southern Adirondack Educational Center.