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Moffett, James

Overview
Works: 166 works in 305 publications in 1 language and 10,156 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Handbooks and manuals  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: LB1576, 808.04207
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Moffett
Teaching the universe of discourse by James Moffett( Book )

25 editions published between 1968 and 1987 in English and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... The present book sketches a pedagogical theory of discourse that may provide both a fuller rationale for the curriculum ..."--Foreword
Active voice : a writing program across the curriculum by James Moffett( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From monologues and autobiography to narratives and essay, Moffett discusses particular compositional issues arising from each type of writing and provides innovative ways of treating them."--Back cover
Points of view, an anthology of short stories by James Moffett( Book )

30 editions published between 1066 and 1995 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection offers fresh perspective on short story form concerning narration
Storm in the mountains : a case study of censorship, conflict, and consciousness by James Moffett( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses a 1974 censorship conflict over textbooks in West Virginia, uses interviews to identify the protestors' objections, and discusses education in America
Student-centered language arts and reading, K-13 : a handbook for teachers by James Moffett( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The universal schoolhouse : spiritual awakening through education by James Moffett( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A student-centered language arts curriculum, grades K-13 : a handbook for teachers by James Moffett( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Student-centered language arts, K-12 by James Moffett( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the fourth edition of James Moffett's seminal text, first published in 1968, which set forth the rationale and practices for the kind of individualized, interactive, integrative language learning environment that only today is coming into its own. It proposed whole language, collaborative learning, active learning, writing workshops, the process approach, student empowerment, portfolio assessment, and the substitution of children's literature for basal readers many years before these cornerstones of enlightened English language arts teaching became fashionable. The book is the centerpiece of life work devoted to curricular innovation and constitutes a truly original approach to the nature of discourse. It is cross-referenced to an equally original collection of anthologies that illustrate with both professional and student writing the reading, writing, talking, dramatizing repertories it stakes out--and to Moffett's other works that build on and extend this one. From the second edition on, the book has profited from the input of Betty Jane Wagner, a master teacher of teachers. Student-centered Language Art, K-12 is arguably the most comprehensive, practically detailed, and original textbook/resource book on English education. It covers theory and practice, elementary and secondary, drama, oral-language activities, and initial literacy as well as general reading and writing. Furthermore, verbal learning is placed in a social context and in the context of nonverbal media and arts that compete with and complement language. The authors have made this edition more compact by shifting some material to a new edition of Active Voice and by abridging matters that no longer need to be dealt with at length because the profession is catching up with the book. They have recast some matters to tie in with current vocabulary and understanding, and some practices have been updated to utilize current technology. In this fourth edition, the book is shorter in length but broader in perspective as it continues to break new ground to integrate language arts with other learning
A student-centered language arts curriculum, grades K-6, a handbook for teachers by James Moffett( Book )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coming on center : English education in evolution by James Moffett( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of essays written by Moffett beginning in the 1970s and addressing various topics pertinent to teachers, including the social and political contexts of schooling, ways of teaching literature, and meditation in teaching and learning.-National Writing Project Review
Detecting growth in language by James Moffett( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Detecting Growth in Language aims to help teachers assess for themselves their students' growth in language, offering an alternative to standardized testing and enabling teachers to better use portfolios, projects, and authentic regular performance as assessment."--Back cover
Harmonic learning : keynoting school reform by James Moffett( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Harmonic Learning, based on the author's 25 years of experience with educational transformation, James Moffett keynotes current school reform by providing the breadth and depth of thought that the movement tends to lack."--Back cover
Drama: what is happening; the use of dramatic activities in the teaching of English by James Moffett( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic interaction, the primary vehicle for developing thought and language, is an often unexploited method of encouraging students to communicate with others. Students can learn about language, literature, and composition in a coherent fashion by writing plays, short stories, and poems, or by acting, interpreting, and creating drama. The sequence of such experiences should be related to the students' maturity and to the literature program. Discourse should be arranged along a continuum extending from the person as an inner-speaker (soliloquy) to the person as a speaker-about-things (essay). The conception of communication as discourse provides an effectve rationale for teaching the student to compose and to relate his own experiences to those of the authors whose literature he reads. Three ways in which this may be done are (1) by comparing the generation and transformation of sentences with an author's effort to specify and relate his thoughts, (2) by indicating the continuity between dramatis personae and authors (the paler personae of written monologues), and (3) by emphasizing that rhetoric is the essence of drama--people acting upon each other. (This document is also available from the national council of teachers of english, 508 south sixth st., Champaign, ill. 61820, $1.25, order no. 17751.) (rd)
Coming on center : essays in English education by James Moffett( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Active voices IV by James Moffett( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Points of departure : an anthology of nonfiction( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Active voices III by James Moffett( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Active voices II by James Moffett( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Active voices I( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the techniques of writing with a collection of diaries, journals, autobiographies, research reports, fictional stories, poems and essays written by students in grades four to six
Limericks( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The universal schoolhouse : spiritual awakening through education
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Active voice : a writing program across the curriculumPoints of view, an anthology of short storiesStorm in the mountains : a case study of censorship, conflict, and consciousnessThe universal schoolhouse : spiritual awakening through educationStudent-centered language arts, K-12Detecting growth in languageHarmonic learning : keynoting school reformActive voices IV