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MyEducationLab is an online solution that provides highly relevant assignments and resources designed to

connect your textbook to real teaching situations. It is fully integrated with your textbook; wherever you see the

MyEducationLab logo in the margins or elsewhere in the text, follow the simple instructions to access videos,

strategies, cases, and artifacts associated with assignments, activities, and learning units on MyEducationLab.

MyEducationLab provides you with opportunities to study and thoroughly understand your course content and also to

practice the skills needed to become a successful classroom teacher:

Prepare with the Power of Classroom Practice.

• Complete Assignments and Activ ities to apply text content to real classroom situations.

• Authentic classroom video shows real teachers and students interacting, and helps prepare you for the classroom.

• Explore the Building Teaching Skills and Dispositions exercises to practice and strengthen the skills that are essential to teaching.

Case studies offer real-life perspectives on common issues and challenges faced in the classroom.

Authentic student and teacher classroom artifacts provide you with the actual types of materials encountered every day by teachers.

“ I was immediately drawn to MyEducationLab because it

was so easy to use.” — Stephanie Hurley, Student

“My favorite part of MyEducationLab is that it helps me become a teacher.” – Rebecca Sullivan, Student

To order this book WITHOUT MyEducationLab use this ISBN: 9780137039463 .

To order this book WITH MyEducationLab use this ISBN: 9780131381377 .

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131381377
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 4/15/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Patricia L. Roberts joined the faculty at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS), where she taught courses in children’s literature, reading, and language arts, and served as coordinator of a Teacher Education Center in Elementary Education and Associate Chair and Chair of the Department of Teacher Education. Author and co-author of more than 20 teacher resource books and texts, she is an invited biographer in Who’s Who in America, recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award (University of the Pacific) and CSUS Award for Merit for Teaching. Listed online Cambridge Who’s Who Registry Among Executive and Professional Women at

Richard Kellough is author and coauthor of more than 50 textbooks, including A Primer For New Principals: Guidelines For Success (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008), A Resource Guide For Teaching K-12, 6/E (Allyn & Bacon, 2011), Teaching Young Adolescents: Methods And Resources, 5/E (Pearson, 2008), Teaching And Learning K-8: A Guide To Methods And Resources, 9/E (Pearson, 2008), Your First Year Of Teaching: Guidelines For Success, 5/E (Pearson, 2009), Science K-8: An Integrated Approach, 11/E (Allyn & Bacon, 2008), and A Guide For Developing Interdisciplinary Thematic Units, 4/E (Pearson, 2008), as well as numerous journal articles. A member of several prominent organizations, Dr. Kellough has been elected to the Phi Sigma Society, the Botanical Society of America, and the American Bryological Society. His many recognitions include recipient of the Outstanding Biology Teacher Recognition Award (State of California) from the National Biology Teachers Association, being named a National Science Foundation Research Fellow at the University of California, Davis, as well as listings in the International Authors And Writers Who's Who, Leaders In Eco Education, Men Of Achievement (Vol. 1), Dictionary Of International Biography (Volumes 9 and 10), and Leaders In Education.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: What Do I Need to Know about Today’s Elementary Schools?

Chapter 2: The Nature of the Challenge: What Do I Need to Know about Elementary Learners?

Chapter 3: What Are the Expectations, Responsibilities, and Facilitating Behaviors of a Classroom Teacher?

Chapter 4: What Do I Need to Know to Manage an Effective and Safe Learning Environment?


Chapter 5: How Do I Plan and Select Content?

Chapter 6: How Do I Assess, Use, and Report Student Achievement?

Chapter 7: How Do I Prepare Activities, Lessons, and Units?


Chapter 8: What Do I Need to Know to Use Teacher Talk and Questioning as Effective Instructional Tools?

Chapter 9: What Guidelines Assist My Use of Demonstrations, Thinking, Inquiry Learning, and Games?

Chapter 10: What Guidelines Assist My Use of Groupings and Assignments to Promote Positive Interaction and Quality Learning?

Chapter 11: How May I Assess My Teaching Effectiveness and Continue My Professional Development?

Appendix A: Teacher Tests Study Guide: Hints for Short-Answer Response Questions

Appendix B: Self-Check Reflection Guide: Mid-Point and Final


Children’s Literature Index

Name Index

Subject Index With Target Topics for Teacher Tests

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