Table of Contents

Literacy in Action Chapter 1: Integrating Digital Photography and Life Writing in a Multimodal

Literacy Project

Chapter 1 Learning and the Language Arts 

 

Literacy in Action Chapter 2: Critical Thinking about Characters

Chapter 2 Teaching the Language Arts 

 

Literacy in Action Chapter 3: Reading and Writing Connections

Chapter 3 Emergent Literacy 

 

Literacy in Action Chapter 4: Literacy Is a Family Thing

Chapter 4 Listening and Speaking in the Classroom 

 

Literacy in Action Chapter 5: Non-Fiction Writing in Grade Three

Chapter 5 The Reading and Writing Processes 

 

Literacy in Action Chapter 6: Short Story Writing

Chapter 6 Reading and Writing Narrative Text 

 

Literacy in Action Chapter 7: Changing Information into Knowledge

Chapter 7 Reading and Writing Expository Text 

 

Literacy in Action Chapter 8: Integrating Technology into Performance Tasks

Chapter 8 Words, Their Meanings, and the Tools to Use Them: Grammar, Spelling,

Handwriting, and Word Processing

 

Literacy in Action Chapter 9: Writing Our Class Story

Chapter 9 Viewing and Visually Representing 

 

Literacy in Action Chapter 10: Integrated Learning: Creating Meaningful Connections between

Visual Art and Literature

Chapter 10 The Language Arts and the Fine Arts 

 

Literacy in Action Chapter 11: A Literacy Journey Around the Globe

Chapter 11 Putting It All Together

 

Appendix A Basic Grammar, Punctuation and Syntax

Appendix B Manuscript and Cursive Handwriting Forms