This outstanding collection of stimulating, class-tested, literature-based activities and strategies supports beginning and experienced teachers in developing a more effective language arts program. An excellent language arts activities book is a crucial resource for classroom teachers, particularly with changing technology and current controversies over the curriculum. This text helps teachers in grades K-8 develop the repertoire of activities and resources necessary to carry out what is known about literacy development and make learning the language arts an exciting and involving process. The book balances skills and strategies in comprehensive reading/language arts instruction. The authors acknowledge the strengths of the whole language approach as well as the need for explicit skills instruction with some students. For K-8 teachers.