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Language Arts Essentials

4.6 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0131720060
ISBN-10: 0131720066
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Editorial Reviews

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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

From the Back Cover

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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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson (November 7, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0131720066
  • ISBN-13: 978-0131720060
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.5 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #100,119 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By TheMrs.R on September 25, 2014
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I enjoyed having this be a textbook. It came quick which is good for those times a teacher gives you a syllabus and you need the book for homework due the next week.
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This is very user friendly and the examples used are on point. This book is a must have reference in the classroom.
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I had to buy this book for my class and I really enjoy it. It is so easy to ready and the lesson plans are great.
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This is a good book for a text book. As far as text books go if you need to read one, read this one.
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By R B. on March 14, 2015
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Textbook -- great deal
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By Maddie on December 11, 2015
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Just what I needed!
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This book is great for student teachers, especially those in the grades 4 - 9 range.
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