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Title Developing verbal talent : ideas and strategies for teachers of elementary and middle school students / edited by Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Dana T. Johnson, Linda Neal Boyce.

Published Boston : Allyn and Bacon, [1996]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  371.953 DEVE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 385 pages ; 24 cm
Notes "The College of William and Mary, Center for Gifted Education."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt. I. Talent Development in the Language Arts. 1. The Process of Talent Development / Joyce VanTassel-Baska. 2. Talent Identification and Development in the Language Arts / A. Harry Passow. 3. Reading, Writing, and the Construction of Meaning / Nancy Nelson Spivey. 4. Mentors on Paper: How Classics Develop Verbal Ability / Michael Clay Thompson. 5. The Study of Literature: Insights into Human Understanding / Barbara Allen Taylor -- Pt. II. Meaning through Inquiry in Language Arts. 6. Literacy Development in Verbally Talented Children / Jane M. Bailey. 7. Oral Communication: Thinking in Action / Ann L. Chaney. 8. Teaching Discourse through Writing / Colleen Kennedy. 9. Formal Language Study for Gifted Students / Michael Clay Thompson. 10. Reflections on Foreign Language Study for Highly Able Learners / Michael Clay Thompson and Myriam Borges Thompson -- Pt. III. Transforming the Language Arts to Classroom Practice.
11. Creating a New Language Arts Curriculum for High-Ability Learners / Joyce VanTassel-Baska. 12. Evaluating Language Arts Materials / Phyllis W. Aldrich. 13. Assessment in the Language Arts Classroom / Dana T. Johnson. 14. In the Big Inning Was the Word: Word Play Resources for Developing Verbal Talent / Linda Neal Boyce. 15. Windows and Mirrors: Gender and Diversity in the Literate Classroom / Penny Kolloff -- Pt. IV. Teacher Reflections and Model Lesson Plans. 16. Constructing Meaning through Interdisciplinary Instruction in the Middle Schools: A Blueprint / Becky M. Crossett and Connie M. Moody. 17. Enhancing Oral Communication for Intermediate Students / Sandra Coleman and Chwee Geok Quek. 18. Constructing Meaning through Shared Inquiry / Carol Cawley and Jan Corbett.
Summary This extraordinary new work focuses on developing a language arts curriculum for high ability learners in grades K-8. It brings together some of the most experienced and renowned educational experts who are deeply involved in finding ways to restore excellence in our nation's classrooms. The book is, in part, the outgrowth of the curriculum development project in the language arts funded through the Jacob Javits Act. A central theme of the book is the process of talent development. It discusses how to recognize gifted children and how to provide opportunities for them to enhance their talents. The book describes a curriculum framework for language arts development that emphasizes analytical and interpretive reading skills, persuasive writing, debate and oral communication, evaluative listening, reasoning, and linguistic competency. The curriculum approach is interdisciplinary, and it encourages students to use higher-level thinking skills - to analyze what they read, write, and say. Although the book focuses on high-ability learners, it also describes how techniques found effective with gifted learners can be used for all students.
Other author VanTassel-Baska, Joyce.
Johnson, Dana T.
Boyce, Linda Neal.
College of William and Mary. Center for Gifted Education.
Subject Gifted children -- Education -- United States -- Language arts.
Gifted children -- Education -- United States -- English language.
Language arts -- United States.
Verbal learning.
ISBN 0205159451 (paperback)