Language Arts Essentials

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9780131720060: Language Arts Essentials

This new book from the leading name in literacy and language arts has been crafted to provide concise, critical information for teaching the language arts, backed by the most current and applicable research available.  The “essentials” format gives teachers the information they need in a price- and time-conscious way.  Language Arts Essentials will provide inservice teachers with the needed background information and strategies as they further their professional development.

 

Written by leading Language Arts author Gail Tompkins, this book is:

  • Concise, research driven, critical information for the language arts. 
  • Very Applied - The book is divided into six parts, with each part covering the essentials, strategies, and classroom practices appropriate to the topic. 
  • A BRAND NEW BOOK - not just chapters of her big book. Written from the ground up to be an essentials book.

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About the Author:

Gail E. Tompkins is Professor Emerita at California State Unversity, Fresno, and she continues to direct the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project.  She regularly works with teachers in their kindergarten through eighth-grade classrooms and leads staff development programs on reading, language arts, and writing.  In 1998 Dr. Tompkins was inducted into the California Reading Association's Reading Hall of Fame in recognition of her publication and other accomplishments in the field of reading, and recently she was awarded the prestigious Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching at California's State University, Fresno.

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"The idea of pruning the language arts down to the essentials is brilliant, as most language arts textbooks these days are getting too cumbersome."

Bonnie Armbruster, University of Illinois

 

"I like the organization. I like how it moves from authentic, real classroom experiences to the meat on why teaching is important and why assessment should play a role in the teaching of skills. I would not rearrange anything."

Debra Price, Sam Houston State University

 

"I think the author is on the right track. Areas are covered in an approach that works for presenting a view of the essentials. For preservice teachers, this would make an appropriate book for a site-based language arts course where students spend less time in class and more in practicum experience in real elementary classrooms."  

Cindy Wilson, Southwest Missouri State University

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