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The 6 Language The 6 Language Arts Arts

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  • 1. The 6 Language Arts
  • 2. Reading
    • Getting meaning from print
    • Decoding words and understanding what you read
    • Different types of reading
  • 3. Writing
    • Communicating through the use of written words or symbols
    • Students need to experiment with many types of written language
    • Spelling and handwriting are tools for writing
  • 4. Listening
    • Getting meaning from oral language
    • Hearing is only one part of listening
    • Listen differently depending on purpose
    • Goal is to understand what you are hearing
  • 5. Speaking
    • Communicating through the use of oral language
    • Speaking is used for many different purposes
    • Teaching speaking skills if often overlooked in elementary years
  • 6. Viewing
    • Getting meaning from visual media
    • Very much like reading
    • Goal is to get meaning from what is seen
    • Instruction includes learning propaganda techniques
  • 7. Visually Representing
    • Communicating through the use of visual media
    • Need to consider audience, purpose and form
  • 8.
    • The six language arts cannot be taught in isolation. Almost all language arts activities involve more than one of the language arts.
  • 9.
    • A grade one teacher shows this video of the Three Little Pigs to her class.
    • As you watch jot down ideas for activities the students may do related to this video.
      • To what strand(s) of language arts does each activity belong?
  • 10. How do we acquire language?
  • 11.
    • A baby will commonly be taught words such as Mom, Dad, or cookie, rather than words such as tiger. Why should an EA keep this principle in mind when assisting students with reading, writing or spelling?
  • 12.
    • Keeping the above principle in mind, what might be 5 appropriate words to use as weekly spelling words in a grade one classroom? A grade 6 classroom?
  • 13.
    • In cooperation with the teacher, what might an EA want to keep in mind in order to develop successful readers? (Use questions a-g on p.14 as a guide)
  • 14.
    • Share any experiences you may have had where your reading skills became rusty and needed some time to recover those skills. What do you do when you are having difficulty with reading material? (use a dictionary, ask for help, etc