ERIC Number: ED390026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Language Experience Approach, Middle Schools, Parent Participation, Reading Instruction, Special Needs Students, Student Evaluation, Theory Practice Relationship, Whole Language Approach, Writing Instruction
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
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