Language Arts: Process, Product, and Assessment for Diverse Classrooms, Sixth Edition

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Waveland Press, Jan 8, 2019 - Education - 582 pages

From the first edition to the latest, Language Arts: Process, Product and Assessment for Diverse Classrooms has presented sound language arts theory and methodology in a nonthreatening, straightforward manner at a reasonable price. Coverage focuses on the 2017 Standards for Literacy Professionals. Each chapter identifies and addresses the standards applicable to that chapter’s topics.

Farris and Werderich infuse their foundational guidelines with the latest research, teaching practices, and assessment and evaluation techniques. Ideas for lesson plans, use of technological applications, internet resources, and comprehensive, up-to-date listings of children’s, young adult, and multicultural fiction and nonfiction titles are among the text’s outstanding features. Other features geared expressly for pre- and inservice teachers include:

• Engaging, real-life classroom anecdotes
• Instructional activities for reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and visually representing
• Boxes containing teaching hints and mini lessons
• Section on Response to Intervention (RtI) with the various tiers of intervention
• Theories, instruction, and teaching activities for English language learners (ELLs)
• Guidelines to meet the needs of special needs learners
• Suggestions for literacy-based interdisciplinary instruction (including STEM and STEAM)
• Examples of children’s work to help readers understand what to expect from different ages and ability levels
• Questions and assignments to strengthen readers’ aptitude, awareness, and application of topics to real life


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Teaching the Language Arts
Children and Teachers Creating a Literacy Culture in the Classroom
Emergent Literacy and Beginning Reading and Writing
Working with Words
Writing A Multidimensional Process
Writing Narrative Poetry Expository and Persuasive
Reading Approaches Interaction between Text and Reader
Childrens Literature Opening Windows to New Worlds
Oral Language and Fluency Developing the Base of Expression
Speaking The Oral Expression of Thoughts
Listening A Receptive Skill
Viewing and Visually Representing Multimodalities and the Language Arts
Integrating Language Arts and Technology with Brooke Simon
NameTitle Index
Subject Index

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