K-8 Instructional Methods: A Literacy Perspective / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205402670
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/17/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 7.52 (w) x 9.13 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Theories of Learning.
Cognitive Learning.
Moral Learning.
Brain Research and Learning

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 Frameworks.
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.
Problem Solving.
Practice, Drill, and Review.
The Scaffolding Model of Instruction.

8. School-Wide Organization for Instruction.
Factors Influencing Organizational Patterns.
School-Wide Practices.
Accommodations for Students with Special Needs.

9. Classroom Patterns of Instruction.
Whole-Group Instruction.
Small-Group Instruction.
Individualized Instruction.

10. Improving Teachers.
The Science Versus the Art of Teaching.
Review of the Research on Teaching.
Teacher Styles.
Teacher Characteristics.
Teacher Contexts: New Research, New Paradims.
Reconceptualizing Teaching.

11. Strategiesfor Literature and Informational Sources.
Experience as a Prime Concept Resource.
Instructional Tasks and Student Understandings.
Understanding Text.
How Text is Organized.
Literature-Based Strategies.
Informational-Source Strategies.

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.
Standardized Tests.
Criterion-Reference Tests.
Authentic Assessment.
High-Stakes Testing.
Teacher-Made Tests.
Communicating Test Results.
Using Tests to Inform Instructional Decisions.

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