Language Arts: Content And Teaching Strategies [Fifth 5th Edition]

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9780130610461: Language Arts: Content And Teaching Strategies [Fifth 5th Edition]

For the Elementary Language Arts course.

Built on a solid research base, this exceptionally applied, accessible, and teacher-friendly text continues to provide balanced coverage of all six of the language arts, including extensive application as well as student artifacts.

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About the Author:

Gail E. Tompkins is a Professor at California State University, Fresno, in the Department of Literacy and Early Education, where shy teaches courses in reading, language arts, and writing for preservice teachers and students in the reading/language arts master's degree program. She directs the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project and works regularly with teachers, both by teaching model lessons in classrooms and by leading staff development programs. Recently Dr. Tompkins was inducted into the California Reading Association's Reading Hall of Fame in recognition of her publications and other accomplishments in the field of reading. She has also been awarded the prestigious Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching at California State University, Fresno.

Previously, Dr. Tompkins taught at Miami University in Ohio and at the University of Oklahoma in Norman where she received the prestigious Regents' Award for Superior Teaching. She was also an elementary teacher in Virginia for eight years.

Dr. Tompkins is the author of three other books published by Merrill/Prentice Hall: Teaching Writing: Balancing Process and Product, 3rd ed. (2000), 50 Literacy Strategies (1998), and Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach, 2nd ed. (2001). She has written numerous articles related to reading and language arts that have appeared in The Reading Teacher, Language Arts, and other professional journals.

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Built on a solid research base, this exceptionally applied, accessible, and teacher-friendly text continues to provide balanced coverage of all six of the language arts, including extensive application as well as student artifacts.

Features new to the fifth edition include:
  • New full-color inserts, emphasize the four prime instructional processes of language arts: literature focus units, literature circles, reading and writing workshops, and theme cycles
  • Piecing a Lesson Together expands lesson topics to include full minilessons and the opportunity for users to create their own lessons online
  • Weaving Assessment Into the Classroom features in each chapter take readers into real classrooms to witness the ongoing assessment necessary for masterful language arts teaching
  • A fully integrated Companion Website provides users with access to minilessons, research, meaningful activities, and an online journal
  • A free CD-ROM with footage of a Language Arts classroom gives users an intimate look at using instructional patterns in practice

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