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ERIC Number: ED390026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 505
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-205-15779-3
Whole-Language: Practice and Theory. Second Edition.
Froese, Victor, Ed.
Intended as a text for prospective primary through middle-school teachers in their professional year of training or for experienced teachers taking in-serivce courses, this book offers practical information, suggested activities, and theoretical background to help teachers learn how to structure, plan, and execute a whole-language program. Whole-language is described as a child-centered, literature-based approach to language teaching that immerses students in real communication situations whenever possible. Each chapter in the book includes key concepts and discussion questions. Chapters in the book are: (1) "Introduction to Whole-Language Teaching and Learning" (Victor Froese); (2) "Putting Theory into Practice: A Day in Two Classrooms" (Marilyn Chapman and Jim Anderson); (3)"Talk in Whole-Language Classrooms" (Claire Staab); (4) "Literature in a Whole-Language Program" (Marion Ralston and Wendy Sutton); (5) "The Writing Connection" (Syd Butler); (6) "Reading and Language Development" (Lee Gunderson); (7) "Playing the Whole-Language Game of Drama" (Patrick Verriour); (8) Using Computers in Whole-Language Classrooms" (Syd Butler and Lee Gunderson); (9) "Meeting Special Needs in the Whole-Language Classroom" (Ann Lukasevich); (10) "Parents, Teachers, Children: Shared Learning" (Gerry Snyder); (11) "Organizing Whole-Language Classrooms" (Ann Lukasevich); (12) "Assessment: Form and Function" (Victor Froese); and (13) "Research Perspectives on Whole-Language. A 133-item glossary is attached. (RS)
Allyn and Bacon, Order Processing, P.O. Box 11071, Des Moines, IA 50336-1071 ($46).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - General; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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