Curriculum and Instructional Methods for the Elementary and Middle School

Curriculum and Instructional Methods for the Elementary and Middle School

By incorporating detailed teaching scenarios, this text offers teacher candidates a hands-on, real-world approach with practical instructional strategies and teaching hints related to research, ELL, planning, and more!

Author: Johanna Kasin Lemlech

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 0135020050

Category: Education

Page: 375

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Unlike texts that focus on either the “how” or “what” of teaching, Curriculum and Instructional Methods for the Elementary and Middle School explores both the “how” (instruction) and “what” (content), and provides an integrative approach to ensure teachers a broad knowledge base when they enter the classroom. This successful K-8 elementary methods text includes both general topics of classroom management, learner differences, planning, assessment, and models of teaching with unique chapters on integrating the best teaching strategies for each content area. By incorporating detailed teaching scenarios, this text offers teacher candidates a hands-on, real-world approach with practical instructional strategies and teaching hints related to research, ELL, planning, and more! The new edition includes coverage of current issues and topics impacting teachers and students in today's classrooms are including bullying (Ch. 2 & 14), school safety and violence (Ch.1), home schooling and charter schools (Ch. 1 & 14), and much more.
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Effective Strategies for Teaching in K 8 Classrooms

Effective Strategies for Teaching in K 8 Classrooms

The book maximizes instructional flexibility, reflects current educational issues, highlights recent research, and models best pedagogical practices.

Author: Kenneth D. Moore

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781452236698

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 138

Featuring a wealth of reflection activities and connections to standards, this concise, easy-to-read teaching methods text equips students with the content knowledge and skills they need to become effective K–8 teachers. The book maximizes instructional flexibility, reflects current educational issues, highlights recent research, and models best pedagogical practices. Current and realistic examples, a section in each chapter on using technology in the classroom, and material on differentiating instruction for diverse learners—including students with special needs and English language learners—make this a must-have resource for any K–8 teacher.
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Differentiating Math Instruction K 8

Differentiating Math Instruction  K 8

This seminal text is like no other, successfully blending the best of what technology has to offer with guidelines for meeting the objectives set forth by the Common Core.

Author: William N. Bender

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452255453

Category: Education

Page: 295

View: 429

This seminal text is like no other, successfully blending the best of what technology has to offer with guidelines for meeting the objectives set forth by the Common Core.
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Effective Strategies for Teaching in K 8 Classrooms

Effective Strategies for Teaching in K 8 Classrooms

... 7: Using Direct Teaching Methods Chapter 8: Using Authentic Teaching Methods Chapter 9: Using Integrated Teaching Methods Chapter 10: Teaching Effective ...

Author: Kenneth D. Moore

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781412974554

Category: Education

Page: 308

View: 970

Featuring a wealth of reflection activities and connections to standards, this concise, easy-to-read teaching methods text equips students with the content knowledge and skills they need to become effective K–8 teachers. The book maximizes instructional flexibility, reflects current educational issues, highlights recent research, and models best pedagogical practices. Current and realistic examples, a section in each chapter on using technology in the classroom, and material on differentiating instruction for diverse learners—including students with special needs and English language learners—make this a must-have resource for any K–8 teacher.
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Programs and Practices in K 8 Schools

Programs and Practices in K 8 Schools

How is instruction conducted in K - 8 and middle schools ? It is difficult to learn much about how instruction is conducted using the survey method .

Author: C. Kenneth McEwin

Publisher: National Middle School Association

ISBN: 1560901497

Category: Education

Page: 69

View: 642

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50 Literacy Strategies for Culturally Responsive Teaching K 8

50 Literacy Strategies for Culturally Responsive Teaching  K 8

Now that you have tried these strategies, you may realize what other teachers, who worked on inservice programs with us, concluded "Indeed . . . there are ...

Author: Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452284804

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Make literacy meaningful in your classroom for students of all cultures! Field-tested for K-8 teachers, this book introduces students to the cultural diversity in their own classroom communities through a wealth of teaching and learning strategies. This resource celebrates awareness of individual, ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and economic diversity, and addresses all aspects of studies within the context of culturally responsive teaching. Strategies, easily adapted to the learner’s level, are linked to six major themes: Classroom community Home, community, and nation Multicultural literature events Critical media literacy Global perspectives and literacy development Inquiry learning and literacy learning
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K 8 Instructional Methods

K 8 Instructional Methods

This book presents preservice and novice teachers with relevant instructional methods, strategies, and techniques to help them develop an understanding of how literacy instruction impacts the entire K-8 curriculum.

Author: Allan C. Ornstein

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UVA:X004864028

Category: Education

Page: 450

View: 316

This book presents preservice and novice teachers with relevant instructional methods, strategies, and techniques to help them develop an understanding of how literacy instruction impacts the entire K-8 curriculum. Students' success in school, particularly in these days of vigorous academic standards and high-stakes testing, is related to their abilities to read, comprehend, analyze, and reflect through critical thinking, writing, and computer interactions. The authors demonstrate solid instructional practices that emphasize reading and related literacy development through the content subjects in each grade-K-8. Preservice and Novice teachers.
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Readings in Science Methods K 8

Readings in Science Methods  K 8

This article highlights instructional, stud,, and test-taking strategies useful in preparing all students, but particularly students with mild learning ...

Author: Eric Brunsell

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 9781933531380

Category: Education

Page: 470

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If you're teaching an introductory science education course in a college or university, Readings in Science Methods, K - 8, with its blend of theory, research, and examples of best practices, can serve as your only text, your primary text, or a supplemental text. If you're a preservice teacher, you'll want a copy for its insights into how you can effectively teach science. If you're a practicing teacher, this book will refresh what you already know, and could lead you into new and fruitful approaches. and if you're an administrator, this is the perfect professional development tool as a reference for your staff. The book is a generously sized compendium of articles drawn from NSTA's middle and elementary level journals Science Scope and Science and Children. Editor Eric Brunsell teaches his methods courses using only the articles, the "voice of the classroom teacher," he says. Brunsell has chosen the best journal articles, tested each in the classroom, and organized them into seven sections, each supplemented with its own insightful introduction and "action steps:" The Nature of Science and Science Inquiry: Teaching Science; Science for All; Science-Teaching Toolbox; Teaching Life and Environmental Science; Teaching Physical Science; and Teaching Earth and Space Science.
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Curriculum Mapping for Differentiated Instruction K 8

Curriculum Mapping for Differentiated Instruction  K 8

Whichever method you choose to design your instruction, it is critical to have a method in mind. Those who rely on experience, instinct, or "winging it" ...

Author: Michelle A. Langa

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483361499

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 837

This easy-to-use guide to curriculum mapping and instructional planning for K–8 student-centered classrooms blends standards, rubrics, interdisciplinary units, and a "Teacher's Tool Chest" for successful learning.
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Teaching Academic Vocabulary K 8

Teaching Academic Vocabulary K 8

This book showcases effective ways to build the vocabulary knowledge K-8 learners need to engage meaningfully in reading, writing, and discussion on academic subjects.

Author: Camille Blachowicz

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781462510290

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 139

This book showcases effective ways to build the vocabulary knowledge K-8 learners need to engage meaningfully in reading, writing, and discussion on academic subjects. The distinguished authors draw on decades of classroom experience to explain what academic vocabulary is, how it fits into the Common Core State Standards, and how targeting vocabulary can enhance conceptual understanding in English language arts, social studies, and math and science. Rich classroom vignettes, teaching tips, and examples of student work are included. The book also features helpful figures, word lists, discussion questions, and recommended print and online resources.
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Teaching English Language Learners

Teaching English Language Learners

-TESOL standards for students and teachers are outlined in the first chapter and aligned with the content of the book.

Author: Michaela Colombo

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412980296

Category: Education

Page: 261

View: 510

-TESOL standards for students and teachers are outlined in the first chapter and aligned with the content of the book.
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Differentiated Instruction for K 8 Math and Science

Differentiated Instruction for K 8 Math and Science

Difi'erentiated Instruction for K-8 Math and Science: Activities and Lesson Plans ... This book provides many strategies for differentiating instruction.

Author: Mary Hamm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317930235

Category: Education

Page: 132

View: 648

This book offers practical recommendations to reach every student in a K-8 classroom. Research-based and written in a teacher-friendly style, it will help teachers with classroom organization and lesson planning in math and science. Included are math and science games, activities, ideas, and lesson plans based on the math and science standards. This book will help your students to develop positive attitudes and raise competency in math and science.
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Differentiating Science Instruction and Assessment for Learners With Special Needs K 8

Differentiating Science Instruction and Assessment for Learners With Special Needs  K   8

Kevin D. Finson, Christine K. Ormsbee, Mary M. Jensen ... courses she teaches relate to behavior management methods and characteristics and teaching methods ...

Author: Kevin D. Finson

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452236629

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 334

Field-tested strategies for teaching science to students with special needs This timely, practical guidebook shows general and special educators how to retool science activities and assessments for students with special needs. The authors cover a broad range of topics in an orderly, concise fashion, including: National and state requirements for science learning Pedagogical strategies for collaborative learning groups, individual contracts, self-paced learning centers, literature circles, and team projects Grade-appropriate ways to revise science activities and assessments Step-by-step instructions for using rubrics for evaluation, revision, and assessment Information on teacher collaboration and specific disabilities
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Eight Essentials of Inquiry Based Science K 8

Eight Essentials of Inquiry Based Science  K 8

Methods are the traditional ways that science education has defined the various approaches to teaching . • Strategies are the creative inclusions that ...

Author: Elizabeth Hammerman

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 141291499X

Category: Education

Page: 149

View: 889

Examines the goals of teaching inquiry-based techniques in science and uses sample lessons to illustrate ways to achieve those goals.
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Developing Successful K 8 Schools

Developing Successful K 8 Schools

This book provides the vision and the tools we need to plan and build something better in Grades K–8." —Heather MacTaggart, Executive Director Classroom Connections, Ontario, Canada A how-to guide for developing or transitioning to a ...

Author: Jon Wiles

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452273174

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 191

Offers practical strategies and a step-by-step plan for developing or transitioning to a K–8 school, including methods for curriculum design, student assessment, and more.
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Teaching Constructivist Science K 8

Teaching Constructivist Science  K 8

In differentiating instruction, teachers use active instructional strategies that lead students to positive learning outcomes.

Author: Michael L. Bentley

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412925761

Category: Education

Page: 229

View: 934

This reader-friendly book connects constructivist theory with science content standards, practical applications, teaching strategies, and activities.
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Promoting Literacy Development

Promoting Literacy Development

Reading and English language arts are the primary curricular areas that are the focus of this supplementary text, which provides quick access to the essential instructional literacy strategies"-- Provided by publisher.

Author: Patricia A. Antonacci

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412987080

Category: Education

Page: 299

View: 610

"Promoting Literacy Development: 50 Research-Based Strategies for K-8 Learners presents the essential literacy strategies that are used by classroom teachers for teaching reading and writing to children in elementary schools. Intended as a supplement to primary texts that are utilized in the reading methods courses, the proposed book will be used principally in undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs. Reading and English language arts are the primary curricular areas that are the focus of this supplementary text, which provides quick access to the essential instructional literacy strategies"-- Provided by publisher.
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Effective Instructional Strategies

Effective Instructional Strategies

Teaching and learning K-8: A guide to methods and resources (9th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Merrill Prentice Hall. Kennedy, C. H., Long, T., ...

Author: Kenneth D. Moore

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483365183

Category: Education

Page: 512

View: 613

A concise and easy-to-read K-12 methods text that covers practical information all teachers need to be effective Kenneth Moore’s Fourth Edition of Effective Instructional Strategies: From Theory to Practice provides thorough coverage of the strategies and essential skills that every teacher needs to know. This text applies the latest research findings and useful classroom practices to the instructional process by presenting a Theory to Practice approach to instruction, emphasizing the intelligent use of teaching theory and research to improve classroom instruction. Logically and precisely providing information about how to be an effective classroom teacher, this text has been carefully designed to maximize instructional flexibility and to model established principles of instruction. It was further designed to expand the pedagogical teaching knowledge of teachers and their instructional repertoires.
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Writing Instruction to Support Literacy Success

Writing Instruction to Support Literacy Success

METHODS. In order to explore K-8 writing from a range of research perspectives, we utilized a Systematic Mixed Studies Review (SMSR) methodological ...

Author: Evan Ortlieb

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781786355256

Category: Education

Page: 344

View: 362

This volume will feature prominent researchers sharing evidence-based successes partnering with teachers in K-12 classrooms. It will have 3 sub-sections according to grade level appropriate instruction: K-3, 4-8, 9-12. As a result the book will have wide readership amongst educators in the early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school years.
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Teaching Math to Multilingual Students Grades K 8

Teaching Math to Multilingual Students  Grades K 8

... perspective on being more culturally inclusive of English learners and allows educators to reflect on their instructional methodologies in mathematics.

Author: Kathryn B. Chval

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781071810835

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 200

Using strengths-based approaches to support development in mathematics It’s time to re-imagine what’s possible and celebrate the brilliance multilingual learners bring to today’s classrooms. Innovative teaching strategies can position these learners as leaders in mathematics. Yet, as the number of multilingual learners in North American schools grows, many teachers have not had opportunities to gain the competencies required to teach these learners effectively, especially in disciplines such as mathematics. Multilingual learners—historically called English Language Learners—are expected to interpret the meaning of problems, analyze, make conjectures, evaluate their progress, and discuss and understand their own approaches and the approaches of their peers in mathematics classrooms. Thus, language plays a vital role in mathematics learning, and demonstrating these competencies in a second (or third) language is a challenging endeavor. Based on best practices and the authors’ years of research, this guide offers practical approaches that equip grades K-8 teachers to draw on the strengths of multilingual learners, partner with their families, and position these learners for success. Readers will find: • A focus on multilingual students as leaders • A strength-based approach that draws on students’ life experiences and cultural backgrounds • An emphasis on maintaining high expectations for learners’ capacity for mastering rigorous content • Strategies for representing concepts in different formats • Stop and Think questions throughout and reflection questions at the end of each chapter • Try It! Implementation activities, student work examples, and classroom transcripts With case studies and activities that provide a solid foundation for teachers’ growth and exploration, this groundbreaking book will help teachers and teacher educators engage in meaningful, humanized mathematics instruction.
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