ERIC Number: ED394750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
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Putting Magic into Learning Language Arts.
Stafford, J. Lindsey
This paper describes a strategy for teaching elementary students language arts that involves the collaboration of the regular education teacher and a speech therapist. The classroom teacher and speech therapist work together in providing lessons related to whole language, reading, parts of speech, semantics, and written expression. This allows speech and language services to be provided to special needs children in the regular classroom and benefits all students. Five lesson plans are presented that include grade level, objectives, and guidelines for implementing the lesson. Objectives include assisting children in developing an appreciation for the written word, as well as developing better reading comprehension through the use of children's literature; realizing the relationship between letters and sounds and learning to correctly articulate sounds; recognizing the different meanings of words and expanding students' vocabulary; recognizing prepositions and seeing how they can be used more effectively in both spoken and written language; and encouraging student expression through poetry. (LP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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