Engage the Brain: Graphic Organizers and Other Visual Strategies, Science, Grades 6-8

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Overview

((Teachers Catalog, Series Description, C Copy))
These ready-to-use, brain-compatible activities help teachers reinforce student learning through graphic organizers and other visual strategies such as semantic maps, charts, models, graphs, webs, and more.

((Dealers Catalog, Series Description, C Copy))
These essential resources help teachers inspire active student learning with brain-compatible, standards-based activities; graphic organizers; and other visual strategies.

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Editorial Reviews

California Bookwatch
“The different grade levels and approaches of these workbooks make them a top pick for any library strong in classroom workbooks and activities for teachers. Each workbook holds some 96 pages of projects, with fill-in blanks and ideas perfect for photocopying and classroom use. All are outstanding workbooks that teachers will appreciate.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412952323
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • Publication date: 9/19/2007
  • Series: Engage the Brain Series
  • Edition description: Grades 6-8
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 993,451
  • Product dimensions: 8.56 (w) x 11.04 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Meet the Author

Marcia L. Tate, Ed D, is the former executive director of professional development for the De Kalb County School System, Decatur, Georgia and has been presenting to adult audiences for more than 25 years. During her 30-year career with the school district, she has been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, language arts coordinator, and staff development executive director. She received the Distinguished Staff Development Award for the State of Georgia, and her department was chosen to receive the Exemplary Program Award for the state.

Marcia is currently an educational consultant and has taught more than 350,000 administrators, teachers, parents, and business and community leaders throughout the world, including Australia, Egypt, Hungary, Singapore, Thailand, and New Zealand. She is the author of the following five bestsellers: Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies that Engage the Brain; “Sit & Get” Won’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Professional Learning Strategies That Engage the Adult Brain; Reading and Language Arts Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Literacy Strategies that Engage the Brain; Shouting Won’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Techniques for Managing a Brain-compatible Classroom; Mathematics Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Numeracy Strategies That Engage the Brain as well as the texts, Science Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain, and Social Studies Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain. She is also the author of a popular book for parents called Preparing Children for Success in School and in Life: 20 Ways to Increase Your Child’s Brain Power. Participants in her workshops refer to them as “some of the best ones they have ever experienced” since Marcia uses the 20 strategies outlined in her books to actively engage her audiences.

Marcia received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and elementary education from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned her master’s degree in remedial reading from the University of Michigan, her specialist degree in educational leadership from Georgia State University, and her doctorate in educational leadership from Clark Atlanta University. Spelman College awarded her the Apple Award for excellence in the field of education.

Marcia is married to Tyrone Tate and is the proud mother of three children: Jennifer, Jessica, and Christopher and the doting grandmother of two granddaughters, Christian and Aidan. Marcia can be contacted by calling her company at (770) 918-5039 or by e-mail: marciata@bellsouth.net. Visit her Web site at www.developingmindsinc.com.

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Table of Contents

Connections to Standards
Introduction
Put It Into Practice
Physical Science
Life Science
Earth Science
References

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