How to Plan for the School Year: The Elementary Teacher's Essential Guidebook

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New and experienced teachers alike now have an effective tool for yearlong planning. Deborah Coughlin provides a thorough, user-friendly guide and resource for everything from setting up a classroom to writing curriculum from beginning to end. Dip into her step-by-step directions and simultaneously plan your own classroom organization, curriculum, and instruction.

Using a calendar/workbook format, Coughlin builds into her guidebook current research, theory, helpful hints, and tried-and-true applications with things to consider along the way: special needs, individualized instruction, writing curriculums based on benchmarks and standards, parent conferences, grading, reports cards, and more. She even dedicates sections to note taking, brainstorming, and supplies and materials to ensure that you don't overlook a thing. Plus, a variety of reproducibles-forms, charts, directions, letters, and checklists-as well as suggested activities and teacher resources, including professional readings and children's lit, cover all the bases of any teacher's needs.

Welcome in the new school year. Be prepared. Set the tone and establish your foundation right from the start. Use Coughlin's guidebook and know that the more you can plan and anticipate, the more confident and effective you will be.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780325003184
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 8/1/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Deborah Coughlin has taught elementary school for more than ten years and currently teaches multiage K/1 at Gardendale Elementary Magnet School in Brevard County, Florida. She earned her Ph.D. in language, reading, and culture, and teaching and teacher education at the University of Arizona.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Welcome to the New School Year

Writing a Yearlong Integrated Curriculum

Completing Your Yearlong Theme

Setting Up Your Classroom

Organizing Your Classroom Management System

Teaching Throughout the Year


A. Resources

B. Faculty and School Site Concerns

C. Chapter Forms and Checklists

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