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Teaching Language Arts
This paper is a discussion by a science major on issues of teaching language arts presented through a professional portfolio.
# 102283 | 3,500 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Mar 21, 2008 in Education (Teaching Methods) , Canadian Studies (Misc.) , English (General) , Language (General)

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This paper discusses four aspects of a professional portoflio addressing language arts teaching: promoting interest in a book, a double-entry journal, evaluation of student writing, and selecting professional resources. The paper also refers to a proposed five-year plan towards professional development so that language arts become more familiar and includes questions the author believes are important regarding future teaching practice, particularly in the preparation of classes.

Table of Contents:
Four Aspects of a Professional Portfolio
Module I - Promoting Interest in a Book
Module II - A Double-Entry Journal
Module III - Evaluation of Student Writing
Module IV - Selecting Professional Resources
Three Big Ideas for the Future
I - Assessing Students
II - Promoting Listening Skills
III - Writing Strategies
Five-Year Development Plan
Questions to Ask Myself

From the Paper:

"The student should feel that he or she can err on the side of English using words of one syllable, as long as the meaning is cogent, as opposed to feeling that he or she must use the latest phrase or terminology learned. There needs to be reinforcement, too, of the world as often without 'Spell check' and towards appreciation for what a person knows how to write by hand, spotting errors in time, or what might be expressed differently to better effect. Students learn that there is more to writing than word processing, in effect, as it is an intensely creative activity."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Armstrong, T. "ADD - Does it Really Exist?" Phi Delta Kappan. 77. (1996): 424-428.
  • Bouchard, D. The Gift of Reading. Victoria, BC: ORCA Publishers, 2001.
  • DeBruin, P. and H.A. Klein. "Stvaranjge Prjatelja/Making Friends - Multimodal Literacy Activities as Bridges to Intercultural Friendship and Understanding. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. 46. (2003): 506-511.
  • Hatch, T. "Getting Specific about Multiple Intelligences." Educational Leadership. 54. (1997): 26-29.
  • Lazear, D. Eight Ways of Knowing - Teaching for Multiple Intelligences. Palatine, Illinois: Skylight, 1999.

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