Language Arts: Integrating Skills for Classroom Teaching

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SAGE, Aug 5, 2008 - Education - 451 pages
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Provides a clear and succinct introduction to teaching the language arts to elementary students

Key Features

  • Focuses on integrating the six language arts—reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and visually representing—with other subject areas
  • Provides guidance on differentiating instruction to bring out the best in the rapidly growing number of students with special needs and English language learners in the regular classroom
  • Includes a detailed lesson plan in each chapter along with instructional activities and techniques to integrate the language arts across all the subjects in the elementary curriculum

Accompanied by High-Quality Ancillaries!

Student Resource CD: Bundled with the book, this CD includes video clips and discussion questions that correlate with important chapter concepts.

Web-based student study site

This interactive study site provides practice tests, flashcards, chapter summaries, links to NCTE/IRA and state-specific Language Arts standards, and much more.

Instructor Resources on CD: Available by contacting SAGE Customer Care at 1-800-818-SAGE (7243), this CD for instructors offers resources such as lecture outlines, PowerPoint slides, a test bank, and sample syllabi for semester and quarter courses.

Intended Audience
This book is intended for undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary language arts methods, which teaches pre-service teachers and licensure/certification candidates specifically how to teach their students the basics of the six language arts – reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and visually representing.

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About the author (2008)

Mildred R. Donoghue is a Professor of Education and Reading at California State University, Fullerton. She teaches courses in the Multiple Subject Credential Program and in the Master's program in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction (emphasis: Early Childhood Education). She is a member of Alpha Upsilon Alpha Honor Society of the International Reading Association.

Donoghue has published nine books to date in the language/literacy field, the latest being Language Arts: Integrating Skills for Classroom Teaching (SAGE). She serves on the editorial review board of the Journal of Children's Literature (NCTE) and The Dragon Lode (IRA) and has established the Donoghue Children's Literature Center at the University Library at Cal State Fullerton. Her work as supervisor of elementary student teachers allows her to visit public classrooms and maintain currency in her preparations and writing.

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