In this text a practical writing style and vivid examples introduce teaching language arts. The text covers the traditional skill-based approach, and stresses the need for meeting the developmental needs of students (that is, the learning process as it relates to constructivism), product and content (a student's answer or conclusion), and assessment related to state standards. This edition follows the six English (Language Arts) standards established by IRA/NCTE.
The Guardian’s 2008 How to Write supplements were a huge success. Covering fiction, poetry, comedy, screenwriting, biography and journalism, they offered valuable insight and advice from a wide range of professionals. This book draws together the material from those supplements with a full directory of useful addresses.
First published in 1987, the Dictionary of Jargon expands on its predecessor Newspeak (Routledge Revivals, 2014) as an authoritative reference guide to specialist occupational slang, or jargon. Containing around 21, 000 entries, the dictionary encompasses a truly eclectic range of fields and includes extensive coverage of both British and U.S. jargon. Areas dealt with range from marketing to medicine, from advertising to artificial intelligence and from skiing to sociology. This is a fascinating resource for students of lexicography and professional lexicographers, as well as the general inquisitive reader.
This accessible satellite textbook in the Routledge Intertext series offers students hands-on practical experience of textual analysis of conversation. Written in a clear, user-friendly style by an experienced teacher, it combines practical activities with texts, accompanied by commentaries and suggestions for further study. It can be used individually or in conjunction with the series core textbook Working With Texts Aimed at A-Level and beginning undergraduate students, The Language of Conversation: * Analyses exactly what happens during conversation and why * Discusses the structure, purpose, and features of conversation * Explores the relationship between speaker and listener * Examines different kinds of conversation, such as chatroom conversations, extracts from chatshows and everyday conversation * Provides a clear introduction to technical terms.
Discipline-Specific Writing provides an introduction and guide to the teaching of this topic for students and trainee teachers. This book highlights the importance of discipline-specific writing as a critical area of competence for students, and covers both the theory and practice of teaching this crucial topic. With chapters from practitioners and researchers working across a wide range of contexts around the world, Discipline-Specific Writing: Explores teaching strategies in a variety of specific areas including science and technology, social science and business; Discusses curriculum development, course design and assessment, providing a framework for the reader; Analyses the teaching of language features including grammar and vocabulary for academic writing; Demonstrates the use of genre analysis, annotated bibliographies and corpora as tools for teaching; Provides practical suggestions for use in the classroom, questions for discussion and additional activities with each chapter. Discipline-Specific Writing is key reading for students taking courses in English for Specific Purposes, Applied Linguistics, TESOL, TEFL and CELTA.
This collection introduces the reader to the ideas that have shaped writing center theory and practice. The essays have been selected not only for the insight they offer into issues but also for their contributions to writing center scholarship. These papers help to chart the legitimation of writing centers by providing both a history and an examination of the philosophies, praxis, and politics that have defined this emerging field. They demonstrate the ways a clearer profile of the discipline has emerged from the research and reflection of writers, like those represented here. This volume charts the emergence of writing centers and the growing recognition of their contributions, roles, and ...
The LOS is a comprehensive, observation-based assessment tool for language arts teachers, reading specialists, English as Second Language (ESL) teachers, and curriculum directors. LOS helps evaluate students' current performance levels and identify specific goals and objectives that will provide a foundation for the development of appropriate instructional or intervention plans. It consists of 312 objectives and 69 long-term goals divided into nine subscales that comprise the typical components of language arts curricula.