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Teaching Language Arts in Middle Schools : Connecting and Communicating - Sharon Kingen

Teaching Language Arts in Middle Schools

Connecting and Communicating

Paperback Published: 3rd February 2000
ISBN: 9780805830552
Number Of Pages: 624

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This text is designed specifically to meet the needs of preservice teachers who have had little experience working in middle-grade classrooms. Three ideas are central:
* teaching language arts at the middle level is a complex activity that demands expertise in the use of a variety of strategies,
* reading and writing are key processes of language arts study, but so are speaking, listening, and viewing/visually representing, and
* teaching the processes of effective communication is crucial, but middle school students must also begin to learn the content of the field--literature, language, and media.
"Teaching Language Arts in Middle Schools" gives balanced attention to various teaching strategies, processes, and content, demonstrating how all of these connect to improve students' abilities to communicate. In this text:
*Research and theory are summarized and applied to practice
*A non-prescriptive approach is integrated with practical information
*Debates in the field are acknowledged
*Additional reading and research are emphasized
*The author's voice and point of view are explicit

Note to the Readerp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvi
Foundations and Principlesp. 1
Centering on Studentsp. 3
Teaching Middle Schoolp. 29
Recommended Readingsp. 56
Literacy Learning and Teachingp. 58
Recommended Readingsp. 96
Other RESourcesp. 97
Teaching the Processes of Language Artsp. 99
Teaching Readingp. 101
Recommended Readingsp. 125
Other Resourcesp. 126
Teaching Writingp. 144
Teaching Speaking and Performingp. 216
Other Resourcesp. 244
Other Resourcesp. 245
Speaking and Performing Activities and Suggestionsp. 247
Teaching Listeningp. 260
Recommended Readingsp. 277
Listening Activities and Suggestionsp. 280
Teaching Visual Literacyp. 289
Recommended Readingsp. 324
Recommended Readingsp. 325
Teaching Literaturep. 347
Recommended Readingsp. 385
Recommended Readingsp. 418
Other Resourcesp. 454
Teaching Language Activities and Suggestionsp. 457
Teaching Mediap. 469
Teaching Media Activities and Suggestionsp. 490
Connecting Teaching and Learningp. 503
Integrating the Language Artsp. 505
Other Resourcesp. 531
Interdisciplinary and Integrative Teachingp. 534
Other Resourcesp. 550
Other Resourcesp. 551
Integrating into the Teaching Professionp. 552
Recommended Readingsp. 575
Recommended Readingsp. 576
Referencesp. 581
Author Indexp. 593
Subject Indexp. 599
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ISBN: 9780805830552
ISBN-10: 0805830553
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 624
Published: 3rd February 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.09 x 21.79  x 3.91
Weight (kg): 1.77
Edition Number: 1

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