Model Lessons Teaching Strategies And High Quality Texts

Author: Gisele Cyr
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475806752
Size: 73.33 MB
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This comprehensive manual that covers informational and literary texts will empower teachers to guide their students as they analyze challenging texts. Each lesson leads students to focus on the “why” and “how” of what an author is saying rather than just the “what.” In addition to the detailed definitions and examples for dozens of literary techniques, Gisele Cyr includes teaching tips and talking points which will help teachers engage students in in-depth analyses of excerpts of classic, contemporary, and poetic works. With guided help, students will find the in-depth analyses enriching and foster an honest appreciation for the classics. The manual is designed to complement any school district’s selections chosen to achieve mastery of the Common Core reading standards.

Effective Teaching Strategies

Author: Roy Killen
Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
ISBN: 9780170132770
Size: 35.98 MB
Format: PDF
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This text describes teaching strategies that can be used by teachers and trainers in all instructional settings: primary, secondary and vocational as well as other post-school education. It will be particularly useful for student education teachers, both as a text for their theoretical studies and as a reference source during their practical teaching years. The text examines a number of different teaching strategies including direct instruction, discussion, small-group work, cooperative learning, problemsolving, student research, role play and student writing. Additionally, this edition covers new developments in the area of teaching and learning (such as reflective practice) and outcomes-based education - an increasing trend in education. These changes will bring the text in line with the requirements in preservice education and the classroom. The text also covers up-to-date issues such as bullying and ethical relationships between teachers and students.

Using Picture Books To Teach Comprehension Strategies

Author: Joanne Zimny
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545053990
Size: 32.18 MB
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Includes 30 model lessons for teaching six comprehension strategies—visualizing, questioning, inferring, predicting, determining importance, and summarizing—using picture favorite picture books. Lessons are scaffolded to help move students to proficiency. Also includes: Recommended picture books for teaching each strategy. Graphic organizers and other engaging activities that reach all learners. Quick assessment tips and tools to assess students' growth.

Teaching Writing With Picture Books As Models

Author: Rosanne Kurstedt
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439135160
Size: 43.28 MB
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Presents lessons designed to show teachers how to use picture books to teach writing skills to students in grades four through eight, and includes recommended reading lists.

Nonfiction Writing Strategies Using Content Area Mentor Texts

Author: Marcia S. Freeman
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1625216238
Size: 69.36 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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How can you enhance the quality and effectiveness of instruction in both the content areas and in writing? By integrating content in both social studies and science with the strategies of writing that are so important for students to master as they craft nonfiction. This book shows teachers how to use mentor texts in an integrative approach for teaching both content and informational writing. As you explore the pages of this book, you'll find strategies for teaching writing craft fundamentals with step-by-step instructions that make writing instruction come alive in content-area classes. Models make the instructional strategies clear. The book also includes a variety of expository techniques and advice on preparing writers for success on performance-based tests.

Uncommonly Good Ideas Teaching Writing In The Common Core Era

Author: Sandra Murphy
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807773948
Size: 23.78 MB
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This innovative resource provides teachers with a road map for designing a comprehensive writing curriculum that meets Common Core standards. The authors zero in on several “big ideas” that lead to and support effective practices in writing instruction, such as integrating reading, writing, speaking, and listening; teaching writing as a process; extending the range of students’ writing; spiraling and scaffolding a writing curriculum; and collaborating. These “big ideas” are the cornerstones of best researched-based practices as well as the CCSS for writing. The first chapter offers a complete lesson designed around teaching narrative writing and illustrating tried and true practices for teaching writing as a process. The remaining chapters explore a broad range of teaching approaches that help students tackle different kinds of narrative, informational, and argumentative writing and understand complexities like audience and purpose. Each chapter focuses on at least one of the uncommonly good ideas and illustrates how to create curricula around it. Uncommonly Good Ideas includes model lessons and assignments, mentor texts, teaching strategies, student writing, and practical guidance for moving the ideas from the page into the classroom. “An uncommonly good book about uncommonly good ideas about teaching writing in the era of the Common Core—and beyond. In this slender volume two master teachers, Sandra Murphy and Mary Ann Smith, share the knowledge accumulated during their lifetimes of teaching writing and exploring the broader world of related theory and research. They confront the hard problems all teachers will face, but do so with an evident joy in their chosen profession The book is slender, readable, and well worth the ride, whether you are a novice terrified as you stare into your first classroom or an old hand looking for an extra boost with a new class and a new year.” —Arthur Applebee, Distinguished Professor and chair, Department of Educational Theory and Practice, University at Albany “Throughout this book I find the intelligence and insights that help me think about what it looks like to teach writing through the Common Core State Standards while maintaining my own integrity as a teacher. This book is a master class that you can take throughout the year, reading today about what you need to learn to do better tomorrow.” —Jim Burke, best-selling author and high school teacher

Strategies For Successful Science Teaching

Author: Sharon Decter Brendzel
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761830375
Size: 48.62 MB
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Strategies for Successful Science Teaching is an exciting new text for science education classes, and a supplement for teachers of science (especially new teachers). It is aimed at K-8 teachers, but can also help 9-12 teachers. For administrators and others, the book will quickly become a standard reference on current science education strategies. The book is a must-have for science educators. A comprehensive resource, it never loses sight of the wonder of science and the pleasure of teaching it.

Teaching Strategic Processes In Reading

Author: Janice F. Almasi
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462506429
Size: 10.10 MB
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This accessible teacher resource and course text shows how to incorporate strategy instruction into the K–8 classroom every day. Cutting-edge theory and research are integrated with practical guidance and reflections from experienced teachers of novice and struggling readers. The book describes the nuts and bolts of creating classroom contexts that foster strategy use, combining explicit comprehension instruction with scaffolded support, and providing opportunities for students to verbalize their thinking. It features reproducible learning activities and planning and assessment tools. New to This Edition *The latest knowledge and classroom-tested methods. *Chapter on response to intervention (RTI). *Chapter on organizing instruction across the school day and week. *Expanded practical content, including sample lessons and more early literacy and upper-elementary examples.

Outdoor Education

Author: Ken Gilbertson
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736047098
Size: 16.67 MB
Format: PDF
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Outdoor Education: Methods and Strategieswill show students how to -use physical, cognitive, and affective methods to teach lessons in different settings to different audiences; -link educational theories to teaching methods and choose the best method for each setting; and -implement strategies with easy-to-use forms and lesson plans. Outdoor Education: Methods and Strategiesprovides all the necessary information and tools for teaching outdoor education. It applies educational theories to outdoor teaching methods and helps educators choose the instructional strategy that will work best for their audience, whether they're in a school, nature center, adventure center, camp, environmental learning center, government agency, or university. This text includes the following features: -Easy-to-use forms for designing, implementing, and evaluating outdoor lesson plans -Six highly detailed sample lesson plans, representing a variety of settings for different age groups and abilities and using physical, cognitive, and affective methods -Teaching tips, real-life case studies, and interactive exercises to apply concepts in each chapter Outdoor Education: Methods and Strategiescontains practical lesson plans and examples that go beyond the normal scope of a text. It includes key concepts, objectives, and summaries for each chapter, and it presents an extensive set of educational methods and applications to foster optimal learning. Part Idefines what outdoor education is and details the professional expectations of an outdoor educator. It also explores educational theories that support outdoor education, including developmental stages, learning stages, and constructivism. Part IIcovers teacher preparation, including understanding the backgrounds and abilities of participants, creating a successful learning environment, teaching effectively in a variety of outdoor settings, and designing lesson plans. In part III, the authors explore methods and delivery of outdoor education. They examine the uses of physical, cognitive, and affective methods for teaching, and they provide six ready-to-use sample lessons. They also help readers reflect on, evaluate, and improve their lesson plans through experimentation. Outdoor Education: Methods and Strategieswill benefit all educators, new or veteran, in enhancing their audience's awareness, appreciation, and knowledge of the outdoors. Ultimately, it will advance educators' abilities to increase people's enjoyment and understanding of the environment.