Whatever Happened to Language Arts?

...It's Alive and Well and Part of Successful Literacy Classrooms Everywhere

Whatever Happened to Language Arts? presents David Booth's best literacy strategies from almost half a century of teaching and enriches them with practical ideas and techniques that teachers can use. Each chapter features vignettes of outstanding teachers in action and reflects on what informed their successful classroom practice. David looks at literacy techniques that range from group reading to language experience to whole language to synthetic phonics to balanced literacy to reading and writing workshops and shares his insights into the way forward.

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Whatever Happened to Language Arts? presents David Booth's best literacy strategies from almost half a century of teaching and enriches them with practical ideas and techniques that teachers can use. Each chapter features vignettes of outstanding teachers in action and reflects on what informed their successful classroom practice. David looks at literacy techniques that range from group reading to language experience to whole language to synthetic phonics to balanced literacy to read...read more

About the Author(s)

David Booth is Coordinator of Elementary Programs at OISE/University of Toronto. For more than 25 years he has worked with teachers in creating, applying, and evaluating approaches to how children learn to read and write.

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Contents
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Where Was I When Progress Interrupted Me?
Chapter 2: Wireless and Wired in the Literacy Classroom
Chapter 3: Can I Read My Comic Book in School?
Chapter 4: Look at My Reading Muscles
Chapter 5: Has Anyone Seen My Pencil?
Chapter 6: I Want to Be the King!
Chapter 7: Look What I Found Out!
Chapter 8: Can You Hear My Voice?
Chapter 9: Will I Pass This Test?
Chapter 10: My Teacher Goes to School
Afterword: Beginning to Teach
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-8
Media: 176 pp/paper
Year: 2009
Item No: 8245Item No: 8811Item No: B245
ISBN: 978-155138-245-6ISBN: 978-1-55138-811-3ISBN: 978-15513B-245-6

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