Developing Voice Through the Language Arts

“Developing Voice Through the Language Arts is user friendly, with lots of good examples…I am always looking for fresh, interesting, and pertinent material and this fits the bill.”

—Deborah A. Farrer, California University of Pennsylvania

“Teachers facing the diversity in their classrooms need to understand the importance of ‘developing voice' so that all students become successful and can be heard!”

—Tim Toops, Florida Southern College

Let every voice be heard! Developing Voice Through the Language Arts shows prospective teachers how to use the language arts to connect diverse students to the world around them and help them develop their own literate voices.

Developing Voice Through the Language Arts considers the integrated nature of the primary language arts – reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and visually representing. Authors Kathryn Henn-Reinke and Geralyn A. Chesner encourage preservice and inservice teachers to take a reflective, balanced approach in preparing to teach language arts. Prospective teachers are encouraged to view not only their students as language users and learners but to develop themselves as literate models.

Through their incorporation of the NCTE/IRA Standards for the English Language Arts, the authors explore the integrated nature of the language arts using children's literature, critical thinking, and technology. Through vignettes, views into classrooms, connections to the field, student artifacts, and an ongoing reflection journal Developing Voice Through the Language Arts provides prospective teachers with a wide range of activities that will help them to make connections between theoretical constructs and their manifestation in classroom practice.

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A Student Resource CD bound in the text includes video clips, exercises, questions, and additional resources.

The Web-based Student Study Site provides a comprehensive Study Guide, links to standards, children's literature, reflection exercises, journal articles, and PRAXIS test preparation material.

The Instructor's Resource CD offers lecture outlines, PowerPoint slides, sample syllabi, video clips with student exercises, test bank, web resources, reflection portfolio guidelines, and more.

Instructor's Resource CD: 1-4129-5013-9

IRCDs are available for qualified instructors only. To request an IRCD for this book please contact Customer Care at 1.800.818.7243 (6 am – 5 pm Pacific Time) or by emailing with course name and enrollment and your university mailing address to expedite the process.

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