In Language Across the Curriculum in the Elementary Grades, Christopher Thaiss explores the use of writing in classrooms from grades one through six. Drawing on first-hand observations of classrooms, interviews with teachers, and analysis of student work, he argues that "language across the curriculum is something that happens continuously in classrooms and in homes and on playgrounds, whether we wish it to or not, and that much learning—when we really mean learning, not just clockwatching—can't happen without it."
Publication Information:Thaiss, Christopher. (1986). Language Across the Curriculum in the Elementary Grades. Urbana, Ill: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills and the National Council of Teachers of English. Available at http://wac.colostate.edu/books/thaiss/
Publication Date: March 15, 2011
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