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ERIC Number: ED474622
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 489
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8141-2966-8
Literacy through "Language Arts": Teaching and Learning in Context.
Murphy, Sharon, Ed.; Dudley-Marling, Curt, Ed.
This book gathers 25 essays and 80 shorter excerpts from the past 25 years of the K-8 journal "Language Arts." Essays in the book begin with (1) "Introduction" (Sharon Murphy and Curt Dudley-Marling). Under Section I--Opening Contexts for Thinking about Teaching the Language Arts--are the following essays: (2) "How Children Learn or How Teachers Teach? A Profound Confusion" (Judith Wells Lindfors); (3) "Scaffolding: Who's Building Whose Building?" (Dennis Searle). Under Section II--Talking about Talk--are these essays: (4) "Discourse for Learning in the Classroom" (Ken Watson and Bob Young); (5) "Authentic Questions: What Do They Look Like? Where Do They Lead?" (Beverly A. Busching and Betty Ann Slesinger); (6) "What Is Sharing Time For?" (Courtney B. Cazden); (7) "'I Know English So Many, Mrs. Abbott': Reciprocal Discoveries in a Linguistically Diverse Classroom" (Suzette Abbot and Claudia Grose). Under Section III--Reading about Reading--are these essays: (8) "A Reading Program to Live With: Focus on Comprehension" (Yetta Goodman and Dorothy J. Watson); (9) "Learning about Phonics in a Whole Language Classroom" (Penny A. Freppon and Karin L. Dahl); (10) "What Miscue Analysis Reveals about Word Recognition and Repeated Reading: A View through the 'Miscue Window'" (Prisca Martens); (11) "Literature--SOS!" (Louise M. Rosenblatt); (12) "Discussing Our Questions and Questioning Our Discussions: Growing into Literature Study" (Carol Gilles with Jean Dickinson, Cheryl McBride, and Marc VanDover); (13) "Joyful Noises: Creating Poems for Voices and Ears" (Laura Apol and Jodi Harris). Under Section IV--Writing about Writing--are these essays: (14) "Composition: A Position Statement" (NCTE Commission on Composition); (15) "Myths of Writing" (Frank Smith); (16) "Finding the 'Right Measure' of Explanation for Young Latina/o Writers" (Liliana Barro Zecker; Christine C. Pappas; Sarah Cohen); (17) "The Writer's Toolbox: Five Tools for Active Revision Instruction" (Laura Harper); (18) "The Courage to Write: Child Meaning Making in a Contested World" (Anne Haas Dyson); (19) "Another Story: Putting Graves, Calkins, and Atwell into Practice and Perspective" (David Sudol and Peg Sudol); (20) "Informational Books: Models for Student Report Writing" (Evelyn B. Freeman); (21) "Developing a Spelling Conscience" (Jan Turbill); (22) "What We Learned from Josh: Sorting Out Word Sorting" (Mary Jo Fresch). Under Section V--Literacy Intersections: Multilinguality, Home, and Assessment--are these essays: (23) "Educating African American Learners at Risk: Finding a Better Way" (Dorothy S. Strickland); (24) "Guiding Bilingual Students 'through' the Literacy Process" (Stephen B. Kucer); (25) "Testing the Way Children Learn: Principles for Valid Literacy Assessments" (Beverly Falk); and (26) "Reassessing Portfolio Assessment: Rhetoric and Reality" (Mary Louise Gomez; M. Elizabeth Graue; Marianne N. Bloch). The approximately 600 references for all articles are collected at the end of the book. (NKA)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.