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Applebee, Arthur N.

Overview
Works: 191 works in 554 publications in 1 language and 9,286 library holdings
Genres: History  Textbooks  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PE1011, 808.0420712
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Most widely held works by Arthur N Applebee
The child's concept of story : ages two to seventeen by Arthur N Applebee( Book )

19 editions published between 1978 and 1989 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The interaction of children and stories is examined in this book, with particular attention to the way in which children's language usage indicates the development of their concept of story. The first two chapters of the book discuss the topic from a broad perspective, seeking a theoretical framework for organizing children's language usage. Chapters three, four, and five ("a Sense of Story, ""Narrative Form," and "Fantasy and Distancing") are concerned with primary school children and the stories that they tell, showing what children at this age consider to be stories, how they organize them, and why they tell them. Chapters six and seven ("The Response of the Child" and "The Response of the Adolescent") shift the emphasis toward children's responses to particular stories and the ways that those responses relate to general stages of mental development. The final chapter returns to the general perspective developed in the early chapters. Three appendixes show how the data were collected and analyzed, what elements of response were developed from the data, and supplementary information that was used for the study. Notes for each chapter, a bibliography, and an index are included. (Rl)
Curriculum as conversation : transforming traditions of teaching and learning by Arthur N Applebee( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication offers a vision of curriculum that redresses the balance between teaching traditions of the past and entering and participating in those of the present and future. It stresses knowledge-in-action rather than the more traditional approach of knowledge-out-of-context, encouraging ongoing conversation embedded within the larger traditions of discourse in science, the arts, history, literature, and mathematics. The development of curriculum becomes the development of culturally significant domains for conversation, and instruction becomes a matter of helping students learn to participate within those domains. Examples are drawn from a series of studies of how teachers make decisions about their own curricula. The book contains nine chapters: (1) "Introduction: The Role of Tradition"; (2) "The Individual and Tradition"; (3) "Deadly Tradition"; (4) "Curriculum as Conversation"; (5) "Characteristics of Effective Curricula"; (6) "Structuring Curricular Conversations"; (7) "Recent Curriculum Proposals as Domains for Conversation"; (8) "Toward a Pedagogy of Knowledge-in-Action"; and (9) "Researching Conflicting Traditions." (Contains 20 references.) (Nd)
Tradition and reform in the teaching of English : a history by Arthur N Applebee( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracing the broad movements in the teaching of English--both in theory and in practice--from its origin as a subject during the 1880's to the present day, this book focuses on the aspect of the teaching of English which has absorbed the greatest amount of teacher's time, energy, and enthusiasm: the teaching of literature. Chapters, following a chronological pattern, are "Early Traditions, ""The Birth of a Subject, ""A School for the People, ""Science and the Teaching of English, ""A Framework for Teaching, ""Narrowed Goals, ""An Academic Model for English, ""Winds of Change," and "Afterword: The Problems Remaining." Appendixes covering important dates in the teaching of English, offerings in English in the North Central area from 1860 to 1900, requirements in English literature for college entrance from 1874 to 1900, the most frequently anthologized works from 1917 to 1957, the growth of English from 1900 to 1949, and major officers of the National Council of Teachers of English from 1912 to 1974 are included, along with a selected bibliography and an index. (Jm)
How writing shapes thinking : a study of teaching and learning by Judith A Langer( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing in the secondary school : English and the content areas by Arthur N Applebee( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contexts for learning to write : studies of secondary school instruction by Arthur N Applebee( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crossroads in American education : a summary of findings by Arthur N Applebee( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who reads best? : factors related to reading achievement in grades 3, 7, and 11 by Arthur N Applebee( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing : trends across the decade, 1974-84 by Arthur N Applebee( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The language of literature by Arthur N Applebee( Book )

52 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State-adopted textbook, 2001-2007, grade 6
The writing report card, 1984-88 : findings from the nation's report card by Arthur N Applebee( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on two national assessments of the writing proficiency of representative samples of students in grades 4, 8, and 11 conducted during the school years ending in 1984 and 1988, this report assesses the informative, persuasive, and imaginative writing performance of the nation's students and tracks changes in performance over time. The first three chapters of the report describe student performance on the informative, persuasive, and imaginative writing tasks included in the writing trend assessments, based on the results of the primary trait and holistic analyses. The fourth chapter summarizes trends in average task accomplishment for the nation and various demographic subpopulations. In the fifth chapter, trends in students' grammar, punctuation, and spelling are discussed. The sixth chapter discusses factors that appear to be related to writing performance, such as students' instructional experiences and home environment. The report concludes that despite some progress on some tasks, students' writing performance across tasks remains low and has changed little across time. The report also finds that the extent to which students at all grade levels value writing, use it in their own lives, and engage in writing process activities remains quite limited. (A procedural appendix and an appendix of data are attached.) (Rs)
The writing report card : writing achievement in American schools by Arthur N Applebee( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (naep) 1984 assessment of the writing achievement of American school children, this report presents national and demographic subgroup achievement results for students in grades four, eight, and eleven, and discusses students' attitudes toward writing and instruction. The first chapter describes the tasks and evaluation criteria used in the study and highlights results of the study, including the following: (1) although many students appeared to know the basic elements of analytic writing, such writing was difficult for students in all grades; (2) while most students could express their points of view in persuasive writing, many had difficulty providing evidence for those viewpoints; (3) students had less difficulty with tasks requiring short responses based on personal experience; (4) students found it moderately difficult to write well-developed stories; (5) home environment is related to writing achievement; (6) students who indicated writing three or more reports and essays during a 6-week period had higher achievement levels than students who reported not writing during that time period; (7) students' positive attitudes toward writing deteriorate steadily across the grades; (8) students reported that their teachers are more likely to mark mistakes than to show an interest in what they write or to make suggestions for the next paper; and (9) content area writing increases between grades four and eight, and decreases again in senior high school. The next four chapters provide specific achievement data by grade level for informative, persuasive, and imaginative writing, and for writing performance among various demographic subgroups. The remaining three chapters focus on students' responses to questions concerning writing and writing instruction, specifically, their values and attitudes toward writing, how they manage the writing process, and what they write and the help they receive. (Hth)
Understanding direct writing assessments : reflections on a South Carolina writing study by Arthur N Applebee( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature in the secondary school : studies of curriculum and instruction in the United States by Arthur N Applebee( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting findings from a wide-ranging study, this book considers the present state of literature teaching in American middle and secondary schools. Probing both context and the instructional approaches, the book shows a discipline staffed by teachers better educated than their predecessors but carrying heavy class loads and isolated from current thinking in literary criticism and pedagogy. The book is based on a series of four interrelated studies: (1) a series of case studies of English programs with local reputations for excellence; (2) a study of book-length works that are required reading for high school students as well as the book-length texts required in public schools, grades 7-12, and in Catholic and independent schools, grades 9-12; (3) a survey of content and approaches in nationally representative samples of English programs in public, Catholic, and independent schools, plus schools whose students consistently win National Council of Teachers of English (ncte) Achievement Awards in Writing; and (4) analyses of the selections and teaching suggestions offered in widely used anthologies. Chapters of the book are: Introduction; Studying the Teaching of Literature; Conditions for the Teaching of Literature; The Curriculum as a Whole; Selections Chosen for Study; Selections Available in Literature Anthologies; Classroom Literature Instruction; Instructional Materials in Literature Anthologies; Writing and Literature; The School Library and Students' Reading; and Conclusion. A description of methods and procedures for the four studies, and a list of the most frequently anthologized selections by genre are attached. (Contains 87 references and 90 tables/figures.) (Rs)
NAEP 1992 writing report card by Arthur N Applebee( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study examined the writing performance of American schoolchildren based on a survey conducted in 1992 by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (naep). Nationally representative samples of fourth-, eighth-, and twelfth-grade students attending public and private schools--approximately 30,000 in all--responded to a variety of writing tasks. Nine different writing tasks were used at grade 4, 11 at grade 8, and 12 at grade 12. The tasks at each grade included a mix of grade-appropriate informative, persuasive, and narrative writing, with some tasks being given to students at more than one grade. Not all students at a grade were given all tasks. At each grade, approximately 1,500 students responded to each task. Taken as a whole, results indicated that given time and familiarity with the topic, the best students can write relatively effective informative and narrative pieces. Even the best students continue, however, to have difficulty with writing tasks that require them to muster arguments and evidence in persuasive writing. According to teachers and students, persuasive writing--advancing evidence and arguments to influence readers to change their thinking--received less emphasis in their classes than did informative or narrative writing. The performance of the best students remained far ahead of the performance of most of their classmates. Whatever successes schools may claim in writing instruction, many students at each grade level continue to have serious difficulty in producing effective informative, persuasive, or narrative writing. (Contains 50 tables and 8 figures of data as well as samples of students' essays. A procedural appendix is attached). (Rs)
Writing instruction that works : proven methods for middle and high school classrooms by Arthur N Applebee( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning to be literate in America : reading, writing, and reasoning by Arthur N Applebee( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning to write in our nation's schools : instruction and achievement in 1988 at grades 4, 8, and 12( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature & U.S. history : the instructional experience and factual knowledge of high school juniors by Arthur N Applebee( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The language of literature by Arthur N Applebee( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Academic achievement American literature American literature--Study and teaching (Elementary) American literature--Study and teaching (Secondary) British literature--Study and teaching (Secondary) Children's stories--Psychological aspects Children--Language Cognition in children Composition (Language arts)--Study and teaching Critical thinking--Research Curriculum change Curriculum planning Education Education, Secondary Educational surveys Educational tests and measurements Education--Curricula English language--Composition and exercises English language--Composition and exercises--Evaluation English language--Composition and exercises--Research English language--Composition and exercises--Study and teaching English language--Composition and exercises--Study and teaching--Evaluation English language--Rhetoric--Study and teaching English language--Rhetoric--Study and teaching--Evaluation English language--Rhetoric--Study and teaching--Research English language--Study and teaching English language--Study and teaching (Secondary) English literature English literature--Study and teaching (Secondary) High school students High school students--Rating of Language arts (Secondary) Language arts--Correlation with content subjects Literacy Literacy programs Literature--Study and teaching Literature--Study and teaching (Middle school) Literature--Study and teaching (Secondary) Penmanship Reading Reading comprehension Reading--Evaluation Report writing--Study and teaching Report writing--Study and teaching (Secondary) Report writing--Study and teaching--Evaluation Report writing--Study and teaching--Research South Carolina United States Written communication--Study and teaching Written communication--Study and teaching--Evaluation
Curriculum as conversation : transforming traditions of teaching and learning
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