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Reading-Writing Connections : From Theory to Practice - Mary F. Heller

Reading-Writing Connections

From Theory to Practice

Paperback Published: 13th May 1999
ISBN: 9780805834512
Number Of Pages: 416

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"Reading-Writing Connections: From Theory to Practice" is an extraordinary language arts methods text that enables elementary and middle school teachers to create classroom environments where all students can become lifelong readers and writers. Focusing on developmentally appropriate methods and materials, this remarkably readable book empowers a new generation of teachers to integrate reading, writing, listening, and speaking in K-8 classrooms. Heller's highly accessible writing style makes this book suitable as a primary text for undergraduate and graduate courses in language arts, reading, writing, and literacy.
Special features of this second edition include:
* a vision of how to transform cutting-edge theory and research into classroom practice that utilizes integrated language arts instruction;
*a unique developmental perspective with separate chapters on teaching methods and materials for kindergarten, primary (1-3), intermediate (4-6), and middle grades (7-8);
* instructional guidelines that offer generous, detailed suggestions for applying theory to practice, plus "For You to Try" and "For Your Journal" exercises that encourage critical thinking and reflection; and
* a wealth of classroom vignettes, examples of students' oral and written language, illustrations, and figures that accentuate interesting and informative theory, research, and practice.
In addition, "Reading-Writing Connections" offers expanded content on the impact of sociocultural theory and the whole language movement on the teaching of reading and writing across the curriculum; greater emphasis on cultural diversity, including new multicultural children's literature booklists that complement the general children's literature bibliographies; and current information on alternative assessment, emerging technologies, the multiage classroom, reader response to literature, and thematic teaching.

Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Becoming Literatep. 1
The Emergence of Reading and Writingp. 18
Selected Books for Preschool Childrenp. 61
Readers and Writers in the Primary Gradesp. 71
Selected Books for Primary Grade Childrenp. 115
Comprehending and Composing in the Intermediate Gradesp. 122
Selected Books for Intermediate Grade Childrenp. 173
The Middle School Reader and Writerp. 181
Selected Books for Adolescentsp. 220
Concept Formation Developing Reading and Writing Vocabulariesp. 226
Dictionaries and Thesaurip. 268
Assessing the Language Artsp. 271
The Literacy-Rich Classroom Environmentp. 313
Making Puppetsp. 357
Making Booksp. 360
Handwriting Modelsp. 364
Thematic Unitsp. 368
Referencesp. 377
Indexp. 391
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ISBN: 9780805834512
ISBN-10: 0805834516
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 13th May 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 18.59  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition