"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 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.
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