Language Arts: Content And Teaching Strategies, Sixth Canadian Edition by Gail E. Tompkins

Language Arts: Content And Teaching Strategies, Sixth Canadian Edition

byGail E. Tompkins, Robin M. Bright, Michael J. Pollard

Paperback | July 27, 2015

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Language Arts: Content and Teaching Strategies provides a useful resource to teachers as they face the complexities of literacy instruction in today’s classrooms. Both pre-service and in-service teachers will find this text a valuable addition to their professional libraries.

For pre-service teachers who will work with students in kindergarten through grade 8 classrooms, this text offers a consistent model of instruction that will help them become knowledgeable about language learning and guide the many instructional decisions they will make. For experienced in-service teachers, this text provides a rich array of strategies and ideas that they can adapt to suit their personal instructional styles.

The sixth Canadian edition of Language Arts features updated Canadian research and Canadian content, including culturally diverse Canadian literature. This edition also offers pre-service and in-service teachers new ideas for differentiating instruction to meet the needs of every student.

About The Author

Robin Bright is a Professor at the University of Lethbridge in the Faculty of Education. She teaches a number of courses around language arts, including reading, writing and gender. She was also an elementary teacher for 10 years. She is published in a number of journals and mentors both teacher candidates, as well as in-service teac...

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Title:Language Arts: Content And Teaching Strategies, Sixth Canadian EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:11 × 8.5 × 0.75 inPublished:July 27, 2015Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1 Learning and the Language Arts
2 Teaching the Language Arts
3 Emergent Literacy
3A Appendix 3A Literature Focus Units NEW
4 Listening and Speaking in the Classroom
5 The Reading and Writing Processes
6 Reading and Writing Narrative Text
7 Reading and Writing Expository Text
8 Words, Their Meanings, and the Tools to Use Them: Grammar, Spelling, Handwriting and Word-Processing
9 Viewing and Visually Representing
10 The Language Arts and the Fine Arts
11 Putting It All Together

Appendix A: Award-winning Books for Children
Appendix B: Basic Grammar, Punctuation, and Syntax

Editorial Reviews

The text is well organized. The features such as profiles, figures, step-by-step boxes, and Teachers’ Notebook contribute excellent examples of topics and procedures and add to the richness of the text. –Mary Clare Courtland, Lakehead University I very much appreciate the efforts of the authors to produce a comprehensive text. They address emergent literacy, narrative and expository modes, examples and explanations, step by step processes, resources, application examples and assessment. There is a good balance of relevant, current theory and practice. –Jean Tonski, Vancouver Island University