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2. Language and Literacy.
The Viewing, Listening, and Speaking Connection.
The Reading and Writing Connection.
Visual and Artistic Representation.
The Electronic Literacy Age.
3. Word Acquisition and Understanding.
Understanding the World of Words.
The Written Language System.
Word Identification Through Symbol-Sound Associations.
Developing Word Meaning.
4. Instructional Goals, Objectives, and Standards.
Formulating Goals, Standards, and Objectives.
5. Curriculum Design.
Curriculum Design Approaches.
The Planned and Unplanned Curriculums.
6. Instructional Planning.
Planning for Instruction.
Unit Plan Development.
The Daily Lesson Plan.
Lesson Plan Components.
Sample Schedules and Lesson Plans.
A Creativity Lesson Plan.
7. Instructional Methods.
Explanation and Discussion.
Practice, Drill, and Review.
The Scaffolding Model of Instruction.
8. School-Wide Organization for Instruction.
Factors Influencing Organizational Patterns.
Accommodations for Students with Special Needs.
9. Classroom Patterns of Instruction.
10. Improving Teachers.
The Science Versus the Art of Teaching.
Review of the Research on Teaching.
Teacher Contexts: New Research, New Paradims.
11. Strategiesfor Literature and Informational Sources.
Experience as a Prime Concept Resource.
Instructional Tasks and Student Understandings.
How Text is Organized.
12. The Selection and Use of Instructional Resources.
Selecting Instructional Resources and Materials.
Traditional Print and Book Sources.
Technological Aids and Instructional Media.
13. Assessing and Evaluating Students.
Communicating Test Results.
Using Tests to Inform Instructional Decisions.