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ERIC Number: ED435103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 470
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-205-29372-7
Teaching Elementary Language Arts: A Balanced Approach. Sixth Edition.
Rubin, Dorothy
Emphasizing both the blend of theory and practice and especially the interrelatedness of the language arts, this book presents a practical approach to help teachers effectively implement a dynamic language arts program. New to this sixth edition: each chapter begins with objectives and is followed by a scenario that sets the stage for what is presented within the chapter; key terms are bolded to emphasize important concepts; and chapters and chapter material are reorganized. After a preface, prologue, and an introduction, chapters in the book are: (1) "Introducing the Language Arts"; (2) "Understanding Language and Concept Development in the Child"; (3) "The Teacher of the Language Arts Program"; (4) "Aural Responsiveness: Listening"; (5) "Oral Communication and Speech Improvement"; (6) "Word Recognition: Unlocking the Mystery"; (7) "Vocabulary Development in the Language Arts Program"; (8) "Reading Comprehension and Approaches"; (9) "Children's Literature: Springboard for Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Viewing"; (10) "Practical Aspects of Writing"; (11) "Written Expression as a Creative Act"; (12) "Gaining Proficiency in Spelling"; (13) "Handwriting: A Communication Tool"; (14) "The Place of Grammar and Usage in a Balanced Language Arts Program"; (15) "Organizing For Instruction"; (16) "Teaching Children with Special Needs: Recognizing Individual Differences"; and (17) "Language Arts in Content Areas." An approximately 275-item glossary and the instructions, "Bookbinding for Books Written by Children," are attached. (RS)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A