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Author Moffett, James.
Title Student-centered language arts, K-12 / James Moffett and Betty Jane Wagner.
Imprint Portsmouth, NH : Boynton/Cook Publishers, [1992]
Edition Fourth edition.

Author Moffett, James.
Subject Language arts.
English language -- Study and teaching.
Alt Name Wagner, Betty Jane.
Moffett, James. Student-centered language arts and reading, K-13.
Description ix, 437 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Edition Fourth edition.
Note Rev. ed. of: Student-centered language arts and reading, K-13. c1983.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 429-430 ) and index.
ISBN 0867092920 (pbk.)
9780867092929 (pbk.)
OCLC # 24246952
Table of Contents
   Relation to Current Trends2
   Related Resources3
 Ch. 1Understanding Language Arts4
   Curriculum Reform5
   The Contexts of Language Learning7
   Defining Language Arts8
   Substructures of Language15
   Goal Statements16
 Ch. 2Individualization, Interaction, and Integration20
   Making Schooling More Effective42
 Ch. 3Setting Up48
   Individual Programs49
   Learning With Colleagues50
   Fostering Small-Group Process52
   Other Human Resources54
   Material Resources55
   Classroom Layout66
   Getting Started69
IIBasic Processes 
 Ch. 4Talking and Listening74 9
   Task Talk75
   Topic Talk77
 Ch. 5Informal Classroom Drama91
   The Value of Informal Classroom Drama91
   Play With Objects95
   Puppet Play96
   Warming-Up and Concentration Activities98
   Enactment and Improvisation104
   The Drama Workshop109
 Ch. 6Becoming Literate111
   Preparation for Literacy111
   Visual Processing of Text113
   Read-Along Or the Lap Method115
   The Language-Experience Approach119
   The Reading Impasse123
   Independent Writing With Invented Spelling124
   Games and Multisensory Materials129
 Ch. 7Reading139
   Individualized Reading139
   The Misconception of "Reading Comprehension Skills"142
   Causes of Incomprehension143
   Means to Comprehension146
   Listening to Texts149
   Reading Aloud152
   Reading Silently157
   Group Reading Activities159
   Transforming Texts164
   Remedial Reading173
   Teaching Literature174
 Ch. 8Performing Texts177
   Teacher Role178
   Rehearsed Reading179
   Special Techniques for Giving a Rehearsed Reading185
   Enacting Scripts192
   The Value of Performing Texts195
 Ch. 9Writing197
   Disseminating Written Products199
   Collective Writing201
   The Writing Workshop202
   Writing Stimuli210
   Sensory Writing215
   Spelling and Punctuating225
 Ch. 10Evaluating240
   Different Functions240
   Evaluating Without Activities That Only Test242
   Evaluation for Those Inside the Classroom244
   Evaluation for Those Outside the Classroom251
IIIKinds of Discourse 
 Ch. 11Word Play265
   The Word as Thing265
   Pictographs and Cryptograms275
   The Sentence as Thing279
   Playing for Laughs281
   Formulaic Verse283
 Ch. 12Labels and Captions292
   Student Art296
   Newspaper Headlines and Magazine Headings298
 Ch. 13Directions300
   Stage Directions300
   How to Do and Make304
 Ch. 14Actual and Invented Dialogue308
   Actual Dialogue308
   Invented Dialogue311
 Ch. 15Invented Stories334
   Media Alternatives334
   Points of Departure335
   Types of Fiction337
   Points of View in Storytelling347
   Working the Repertory353
 Ch. 16True Stories354
   Writing from Recollection354
   Writing from Investigation370
 Ch. 17Information378
   What the Environment Shows379
   What Experiments Show381
   What Other Persons Know383
   What Records Store385
   Composites of Information Gathering388
 Ch. 18Ideas394
   Loaded Description395
   Single Statements401
   Dialogue of Ideas407
   Transpersonal Essay419
 Suggested Readings429