Teaching and Assessing Language Arts
After reading the chapter and completing the learning activities, you should be able to:
- Identify characteristics of an effective language arts classroom environment.
- Give examples of various types of texts, including textbooks, trade books, text sets, and multimedia technology.
- Explain how instruction is organized using the four patterns of practice: literature focus units, literature circles, reading and writing workshop, and theme cycles.
- Describe the various roles of the teacher in establishing a community of learners and meeting the needs of all students.
- List ways in which teachers monitor student progress in language arts instruction.
- Describe how portfolios, rubrics, and grades are used in the language arts classroom.