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Language Arts Essentials

ISBN-10: 0131720066
ISBN-13: 9780131720060
Edition: 2006
Authors: Gail E. Tompkins
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Description: This new book from the leading name in the fields of literacy and language arts has been crafted to provide the most concise, research driven, critical information for the language arts. The book is divided into six parts, with each part covering  More...

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List price: $93.20
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/28/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

This new book from the leading name in the fields of literacy and language arts has been crafted to provide the most concise, research driven, critical information for the language arts. The book is divided into six parts, with each part covering the essentials, strategies, and classroom practices appropriate to the topic. General K-12 Language Arts teachers.

nbsp; Gail E. Tompkins nbsp; After teaching writing for more than 30 years at elementary through university levels, Gail E. Tompkins is now a full-time writer. ldquo;Irsquo;ve always liked to write,rdquo; Dr. Tompkins explains. ldquo;My Dad was an Army officer, stationed in post-war Germany when I was four.nbsp; I remember sitting beside my mother at the kitchen table while she wrote weekly letters to my grandparents. I drew pictures and wrote my own notes that she mailed along with her letters. In third grade, I received a journal and filled it with details about the everyday events in my life, like kids do. I did lots of writing in sixth gradendash;more than in high school. I wrote a 126-page tome about anthropology after reading a biography about Margaret Mead. My teacher urged me to improve my spelling and predicted that one day Irsquo;d be a writer. Now I realize that I already was one.rdquo; nbsp; Today Dr. Tompkins divides her time between the east and west coasts.nbsp; She spends much of the year in Fresno, California, but summers on Cape Cod. The photo on this page shows Dr. Tompkins at a beach in Wellfleet.nbsp; Take a clook at the cover of thisnbsp; edition ofTeaching Writing.nbsp;Again it features a pencil; this time the pencilrsquo;s morphed into a submarine thatrsquo;s exploring the Atlantic Ocean off the Cape. nbsp; Dr. Tompkins is ProfessorEmeritaat California State University, Fresno, where she received the prestigious Provostrsquo;s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Previously, she taught at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, where she received the Regentsrsquo; Award for Superior Teaching, and at Miami University in Ohio. Before that, she was an elementary teacher in Northern Virginia for eight years. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Dr. Tompkins has written numerous articles forLanguage Arts, The Reading Teacher,and other professional journals, and shersquo;s the author of these books, also published by Pearson: bull; Literacy for the 21 st Century: A Balanced Approach,5 th ed. (2010) bull; Literacy in the Early Grades: A Successful Start for PreK-4 Readers and Writers,3 rd ed. (2011) bull; Literacy in the Middle Grades: Teaching Reading and Writing to Fourth Through Eighth Graders, 2 nd ed. (2010) bull; Language Arts Essentials(2006) bull; Language Arts: Patterns of Practice, 7 th ed. (2009) bull; 50 Literacy Strategies, 3 rd ed. (2009)nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; In addition, Dr. Tompkins has worked with elementary-nbsp; through college-level writing teachers at two National Writing Project sites during the last three decades.nbsp; She directed the Oklahoma Writing Project when she taught at the University of Oklahoma, and more recently she led the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project (SJVWP) in California, where she encouraged teachers to write for publication.nbsp; Pearson has published these collections of classroom-tested teaching strategies and lessons written by SJVWP teachers:Teaching Vocabulary: 50 Creative Strategies, Grades 6-12, 2 nd ed. (2008), edited by Gail E. Tompkins and Cathy L. Blanchfield;50 Ways to Develop Strategic Writers(2005), also edited by Gail E. Tompkins and Cathy L. Blanchfield; andSharing the Pen: Interactive Writing With Young Children(2004), edited by Gail E. Tompkins and Stephanie Collom. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; nbsp; nbsp;

Teaching Language Arts Today
Introduction
Classroom Close-Up
Mrs. Miller-McColm Teaches Language Arts
Essentials
The Six Language Arts
The Instructional Approaches
Theory to Practice: Integrating the Language Arts in a First-Grade Classroom
Literature Focus Unit
Literature Circles
Reading and Writing Workshop
Thematic Units
Strategies
What Is a Strategy?
Language Arts Strategies
Skills Are Important, Too!
What About Teaching Strategies and Skills?
Classroom Practice
What's the Relationship Between Language and Learning?
The Goal of Language Arts Instruction
Scaffolding English Learners: Ways to Scaffold English Learners
Students Today: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
Critical Literacy: Using Language for Social Action
A Is for Authentic Assessment
Review
The Big Ideas
Classroom Inquiry
Listening
Introduction
Classroom Close-Up
Second Graders Listen to Cook-A-Doodle-Doo!
Essentials
The Listening Process
Purposes for Listening
Strategies
Listening Strategies
Minilesson: Visualizing
Minilesson: Getting Clues
Classroom Practice
Interactive Read-Alouds: Getting Students Engaged in Listening
Theory to Practice: Using Interactive Read-Alouds in a Third-Grade Classroom
Learning to "Do" School: Ways to Improve Students' Efferent Listening
Scaffolding English Learners: Why Is Listening So Important for English Learners?
Developing a Critical Ear
A Is for Authentic Assessment: Does Anyone Assess Listening?
Review
The Big Ideas
Classroom Inquiry
Talking
Introduction
Classroom Close-Up
Third Graders Participate in Literature Circles
Essentials
Small-Group Conversations
Levels of Questions
Theory to Practice: Third Graders Ask Higher-Level Questions About a Story
Strategies
Talk Strategies
Minilesson: Conversations
Classroom Practice
Academic Language: A Key to School Success
Scaffolding English Learners: Teach Academic English Through Thematic Units
Can We Talk? Discussing Stories in Grand Conversations
Instructional Conversations: Using Talk to Learn
K-W-L Charts: Building Knowledge Through Talk
The Power of Drama
A Is for Authentic Assessment: Retelling Stories to Check Comprehension
Theory to Practice: Fifth Graders Become Pilgrims on the Mayflower
Review
The Big Ideas
Classroom Inquiry
Reading
Introduction
Classroom Close-Up
Fifth Graders Read Number the Stars
Essentials
What's Important in Reading?
The Reading Process
Elements of Story Structure
Strategies
Reading Strategies
Scaffolding English Learners: How to Improve Students' Comprehension
Minilesson: Theme
Minilesson: Making Predictions
Minilesson: Sequence
Minilesson: Reading Poems
Classroom Practice
Language Experience Approach: It's Almost Foolproof!
Three Ways to Promote Reading
Reader Response: Dynamic Engagement With Literature
Theory to Practice: Seventh Graders Respond in Reading Logs
Nonfiction Books: More Than "Just the Facts"
Walking in Another's Footsteps: Personalizing Reading and Learning
Poems Are Like Onions
A Is for Authentic Assessment: Making Comprehension Visible
Review
The Big Ideas
Classroom Inquiry
Writing
Introduction
Classroom Close-Up
A Sixth-Grade Poetry Workshop
Essentials
Types of Journals
The Writing Process
Scaffolding English Learners: Using the Writing Process Successfully
Strategies
Writing Strategies
Minilesson: Revising
Minilesson: Quickwrite
Minilesson: Data Charts
Minilesson: Simulated Letters
Classroom Practice
Young Children Can Write!
Good, Better, Best! Ways to Improve Students' Writing
Theory to Practice: Mrs. Kirkpatrick's Students Write About Cookies
Research Workshop: Asking Questions and Writing Answers
Life Stories: Up Close and Personal
Becoming a Poet
A Is for Authentic Assessment: Using Rubrics to Assess Writing
Review
The Big Ideas
Classroom Inquiry
Language Tools
Introduction
Classroom Close-Up
Mr. Martinez Individualizes Spelling Instruction
Essentials
Grammar Concepts
Stages of Spelling Development
Strategies
Vocabulary Strategies
Grammar Strategies
Spelling Strategies
Minilesson: Combining Sentences
Minilesson: "Think It Out"
Classroom Practice
The Story of English
Word Smarts
Why Teach Grammar?
Theory to Practice: Ms. Vang Teaches Vocabulary Using Smoky Night
Scaffolding English Learners: How Should I Teach Grammar to My English Learners?
Let's Play Sentence Games!
Teaching Students to Spell Conventionally
A Is for Authentic Assessment: Analyzing Students' Spelling Development
Review
The Big Ideas
Classroom Inquiry
References
Index

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