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Language Arts

Language Arts is a professional journal for elementary and middle school teachers and teacher educators. It provides a forum for discussions on all aspects of language arts learning and teaching, primarily as they relate to children in pre-kindergarten through the eighth grade. Issues discuss both theory and classroom practice, highlight current research, and review children's and young adolescent literature, as well as classroom and professional materials of interest to language arts educators. (Published September, November, January, March, May, and July)

Wanda Brooks, Temple University
Jonda McNair, Clemson University
Kelly Wissman, University at Albany



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Theme: Insights and Inquiries

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Across the decades in Language Arts, researchers and educators have attended to home–school relationships in supporting literacy development as well as the importance of teacher professional development.
LA editors, p.412

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Recent Themes

May 2016:
Biliteracy in Schools and Communities

March 2016: 
Insights and Inquiries

January 2016:
Insights and Inquiries

November 2015:
Teacher Performance Assessment

September 2015:

July 2015:
Insights and Inquiries

May 2015:
Writing as Creative Construction 

March 2015: 
Information Is Power?

January 2015:
Insights and Inquiries

November 2014:
The Arts in Language Arts

July 2014:
Insights and Inquiries

May 2014:
Language and Literacy Brokering

March 2014:
Common Core or Rotten Core?

January 2014:
Insights and Inquiries

November 2013: 

September 2013:
Literacy Learning and Discourse

July 2013:
Inquiries & Insights

May 2013:
Community Literacies

March 2013:
Literate Lunch

January 2013:
Insights and Inquiries

November 2012: 

September 2012:
Local Literacies an a Global World

July 2012:
Insights and Inquiries

May 2012: 
History of the Word, Part I: Centennial Issue

March 2012:
Professional Development in the Age of

January 2012:
Writing the Image, Writing the World

November 2011:
Beyond PowerPoints and Scavenger Hunts

September 2011:
Shaping Early Literacy Policy and Practice

July 2011:
Inquiries and Insights

May 2011:
Stories of Achievement

March 2011:
Remaking Literacies across Time and Place

January 2011:
The Rights of Readers

November 2010
From the Beginning . . .

September 2010:
Language Arts in a 2.0 World

July 2010:
Inquiries and Insights








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