Language Arts and Literacy in the Middle Grades

Language Arts and Literacy in the Middle Grades

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From two prominent scholars in the field of literacy comes a middle school teacher preparation text that offers important innovations not usually found in traditional secondary methods texts. The book is rife with concrete examples of teaching literacy and language arts in middle school contexts, but is relevant to preservice and practicing teachers at middle and high school levels. This edition includes a stronger focus on culturally relevant pedagogy and the needs of English Language Learners as well as a Standards in Practice feature, which helps teachers incorporate state and national standards in teaching and planning. The book is based on a teacher-as-inquirer model. A fieldwork component provides tools for classroom inquiry and reflection in each chapter. The book is timely and relevant, with classroom cases written by experienced and new middle school language arts teachers.Though you might be tempted to close your door to parents in your first years of teaching, try inviting selected parents in to share their ... They can be significant collaborators in designing effective literacy lessons and offer a direct link to resources in the local community. ... Local libraries, parent advocacy organizations, courts, community centers, technology centers, and health agencies are just a fewanbsp;...

Title:Language Arts and Literacy in the Middle Grades
Author:Margaret J. Finders, Susan Hynds
Publisher:Prentice Hall - 2007


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