Language Arts and Literacy in the Middle Grades Planning, Teaching, and Assessing Learning

ISBN-10: 0131751727

ISBN-13: 9780131751729

Edition: 2nd 2007

Authors: Margaret J. Finders, Susan Hynds

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List price: $84.40
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 11/3/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Entering the Profession
Entering the Middle School as a Professional
Public Perceptions and Harsh Realities in Middle School Education
Clear and Careful Conceptions
Professional Support: Where to Begin?
Monitoring Your Teaching: Your Fieldwork Journal
Beginning the Job Search: It's Never Too Early
Rising to the Top of the Pile: What Middle School Principals Value
Preparing a Professional Portfolio for Teaching in the Middle Grades
Classroom Cases
Classroom Management and Rules of Engagement
Teaching in the Middle: Why Accept the Invitation?
Middle School Students and Middle Schools
A Bundle of Raging Hormones: The Invention of Adolescence
Beyond Biology
The Invention of Adolescence
From "Mini" High School to Middle School
Literacy in the Middle Grades
What Counts as Adolescent Literacy
How We Think About Literacy Learning in the Middle School
Effective Middle School Practices: Opportunities and Obstacles
English Language Arts from Mid-Century to the Millennium
Exploring Your Teaching History
From Texts to Political Contexts: Literacy Learning Then and Now
Our Shifting Views of Literacy and Its Teaching
Literacy as Text: Product-Centered Approaches
Process-Centered Approaches
Social/Contextual Approaches to Literacy Teaching
Political Realities and Pendulum Swings: Challenges for Middle School Teachers at the Millennium
Designing for Excellence and Equity With Middle School Students
"Mainstream" Metaphors
The Middle School Classroom: From Mainstream to Ecosystem
A Question of Balance: Navigating the Middle School Ecosystem
Comfort and Challenge
Principles and Practices of Culturally Relevant Teaching
Collaboration and Independence
Choice and Control
Correctness and Creativity
Private and Public Learning
Multiple Entry Points and Escape Routes
Performance Assessment of Authentic Learning Tasks
Supporting Middle School Learners with Disabilities
The Individual Educational Program
Making Modifications
Balancing the Social and the Academic
Promoting and Documenting Student Progress in English Language Arts
Getting to Know All Students: Moving Beyond the IEP
Evaluation of Student Performance
Building from Strength: Remediating Deficit Thinking
Planning the Language Arts Curriculum
Language Lenses: Integrating the Language Arts
Integrating the Language Arts: Teaching for Diversity
Challenging Some Myths About Language
Myth: Speech Is an Inferior Form of Language
Myth: Learning to Read Must Precede Learning to Write
Myth: Fluency in One Language Interferes with Fluency in Another
Language Lenses
Making a Fire in Our Hands: One Final Thought
Language Study in the Middle Grades
What Counts as Language Study
Discourse Communities and Communicative Competence
Helping Students to Understand Their Discourse Communities
Standardization and "Powerful" Language
Guiding Practice with Varieties of English
Playing with Language
Language Study Across the Curriculum
Language Diversity and Grammar Instruction
Teaching Grammar and Usage to Early Adolescents
Understanding Second Language Acquisition
Understanding and Documenting Student Growth
Learning From (and About) Our Errors
Writing in the Middle Grades
Writing with Middle School Students
Creating a Classroom for Writers
The Writers' Workshop as a Structure for Learning
Recording Students' Progress
Integrating Assessments
Monitoring Progress: Formative Assessments
Using Technology Effectively with Middle School Writers
Talking and Listening in the Middle Grades
The Many Faces of Talking and Listening
Purposes and Forms of Talk and Listening
Talk and Listening with Middle School Students
Leveling the Field: Race, Class, Gender, Culture, and Oral Language
Creating a Learning Community
Promoting Language Growth
Character Role Plays
"To Tell the Truth"
Talk and Listening as Inquiry
Exploring the Language of Self and Others
The Power of Names
Active Listening in Literature and Life
Nonverbal Criminals
Dinner Table Study
Breaking the I-R-E Pattern: Inviting Students' Genuine Responses in Class Discussion
Talk and Listening to Showcase and Perform
Speeches, Demonstrations, and Presentations
Beyond Round-Robin Reading: Oral Interpretation, Choral Reading, and Readers' Theater
Planning Performances
Evaluating Oral Language and Listening
Reading and Viewing in the Middle Grades
Reading and Viewing in New Times
Reading and Viewing for Multiple Purposes
Reading and Viewing with Middle School Students
Considerations for Reading and Viewing With Middle School Students
Differences Between Literary and Nonliterary Reading
Inviting Students' Responses to Literature: Stances Versus Hierarchies
Strategies for Comprehension and Understanding
Strategies for Critical Reading and Viewing
Informational Texts
Demands of the Text
Designing Instruction
Reading With All Readers
Text Selection in the Middle School Classroom
Text Selection and Censorship
Organizing Instruction
Creating a Classroom Climate for Reading and Viewing
Organizing for Whole-Class Instruction
Organizing for Student-Selected Reading
Organizing for Small-Group Reading Experiences
Organizing for Workshop Teaching
Assessment Issues in the Reading and Viewing Classroom
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