Integrating Skills for Classroom Teaching
- Mildred R. Donoghue - California State University, Fullerton, USA
Provides a clear and succinct introduction to teaching the language arts to elementary students
- Focuses on integrating the six language arts—reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and visually representing—with other subject areas
- Provides guidance on differentiating instruction to bring out the best in the rapidly growing number of students with special needs and English language learners in the regular classroom
- Includes a detailed lesson plan in each chapter along with instructional activities and techniques to integrate the language arts across all the subjects in the elementary curriculum
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Student Resource CD: Bundled with the book, this CD includes video clips and discussion questions that correlate with important chapter concepts.
Web-based student study site
This interactive study site provides practice tests, flashcards, chapter summaries, links to NCTE/IRA and state-specific Language Arts standards, and much more.
Instructor Resources on CD: Available by contacting SAGE Customer Care at 1-800-818-SAGE (7243), this CD for instructors offers resources such as lecture outlines, PowerPoint slides, a test bank, and sample syllabi for semester and quarter courses.
This book is intended for undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary language arts methods, which teaches pre-service teachers and licensure/certification candidates specifically how to teach their students the basics of the six language arts – reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and visually representing.
"The pedagogical features are outstanding. Each one helps the reader understand the content and make connections to authentic teaching situations. The ideas are practical and helpful because they can be easily implemented in the classroom."
"Language Arts: Integrating Skills for Classroom Teaching supports teachers of language arts by providing a wealth of valuable resources, including sample lesson plans, instructional materials, recommendations for quality children’s literature, detailed descriptions of teaching strategies, and suggestions for meeting the needs of English language learners. The vignettes capture an authentic insider’s view on chapter topics; and together with the many resources, forge a connection between the theoretical and research base and the practical application of concepts."
"[The instructors' resources] are all nice features. As an instructor, having access to sample test questions, particularily ones that are similar to what students will experience on the PRAXIS tests are essential."
"I really love this textbook. It has great coverage, is reader friendly, and has a great approach to integration."
"I like the easy read style, with anecdotes, lesson plans, charts and tables."
"Instructor’s resources were helpful. The book is up-to-date and comprehensive."
The book is excellent and the difference in the price of this book and the text I have been using is about 50% less. I have known of Donoghue’s writing of Language Arts Texts for a number of years and find that she is always up-to-date on this subject area. Her current book is excellent!
This was a welcomed book in a few of my lessons as some of my students wish to become teachers. It has great lesson planning, ideas and tips.
This text is a very thorough examination of the language arts, and will be used for the fall 2011 semester in my Language Arts Methods course.