Strategies for Teaching in the Content Areas: A Handbook for K-8 Teachers / Edition 1

Strategies for Teaching in the Content Areas: A Handbook for K-8 Teachers / Edition 1

by Marjorie J. Wynn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131599704

ISBN-13: 9780131599703

Pub. Date: 09/05/2008

Publisher: Pearson

Strategies for Teaching in the Content Areas provides pre-service, in-service, and student teachers a quick reference to over 200 classroom-tested and research-based instructional strategies. These strategies, designed to actively involve students in learning, are organized by content areas for easy accessibility. Readers are also provided with examples of

Overview

Strategies for Teaching in the Content Areas provides pre-service, in-service, and student teachers a quick reference to over 200 classroom-tested and research-based instructional strategies. These strategies, designed to actively involve students in learning, are organized by content areas for easy accessibility. Readers are also provided with examples of an integrated, cross-content, thematic approach to learning.

· Each chapter:

  • focuses on one of the following content areas: Reading; Writing; Language Arts: Scaffolds, Skills, and Centers; Social Studies; Math; and Science.
  • includes a research-based introduction to the content area.
  • includes national standards information appropriate for the content area. For additional information, web site references are included.
  • provides concrete strategies for linguistic, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, logical-mathematical, interpersonal, naturalist and musical learning experiences appropriate for most elementary and middle-school curricula.

· Strategies are presented for easy adaptation and implementation across curriculum, content areas , grade levels, literature, modalities, and multiple intelligences.

· Unique coverage of drug-prevention possibilities in light of the drug abuse/addiction pandemic facing our nation is provided in Chapter 7.

· Specific suggestions for differentiating instruction for at-risk as well as English as Second Language Learners (ESL) are embedded within each chapter.

· An Activity Appendix includesdetailed directions for specific instructional strategies presented with multiple applications.

· A Music Appendix includes guidelines for creating song innovations, a list of familiar songs, lyrics for learning literary elements, genre, and an original tune with lyrics for a familiar folktale.

· A Poetry Appendix includes formats for more than 20 types of poetry that are implemented in Strategies for Teaching in the Content Areas.

· A Lesson Planning Appendix includes a Pickle Picnic Reading Plan Format , sample lesson plans, and a lesson plan template.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131599703
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
09/05/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
3 Months

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Content Area Strategies: Theory and Practice

The Inspiration of Theory

The Wisdom of Experience

The Value of Differentiated Instruction

Inspiration from Unexpected Places

Selection of Strategies for CAS

Chapter 2: Reading

Best Practices in Reading

IRA/NCTE Standards for the English Language Arts

How Should You Teach Reading?

Pickle Picnic Reading Plan

Instructional Activities that Promote Comprehension

Progressive Reading Instruction

Literature Selections for the Chapter

Genre: Traditional Literature

Culture: Asian (picture book)

Book: Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China

Genre: Non-Fiction

Culture: Native American

Book: If You Lived with the Hopi

Genre: Historical Fiction

Culture: African American

Book: I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly

Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction

Culture: European American

Book: Bridge to Terabithia

Genre: Modern Fantasy

Culture: Jewish

Book: The Devil’s Arithmetic

Chapter 3: Writing

Stages of Writing

IRA/NCTE Standards for the English Language Arts

How Should You Teach Writing?

Best Practices in Writing

Thematic, Literature-Based Writing

Personal Writing

Narrative Writing

Informational Writing

Persuasive Writing

Poetry

Chapter 4: Language Arts: Scaffolds, Skills, & Centers Overview

Listening: Overview

Lit Links: Overview

Grammar: Overview

Spelling: Overview

Handwriting: Overview

Chapter 5: Social Studies

Curriculum Standards for Social Studies

Is Social Studies Destined to be Boring?

Best Practices in Social Studies

How Should You Teach Social Studies?

Civics and Government

Communities: Families, Cities, States, and Countries

Travel and Map Skills: Optional

Multicultural Diversity

Famous People Past & Present

Long, Long Ago: Medieval Times

Chapter 6: Mathematics

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Differentiated Instruction

Math Quandaries

How Should Mathematics You Teach Mathematics?

Calculations and Computations

Fraction Action

Dollars and Cents: Economics

Picture Perfect: Geometry, Graphing, & Data Analysis

Measure Mania: Measurement & Data Analysis

Chapter 7: Science

National Science Education Standards

Science as an Inquiry Experience

Science as an Investigative Experience

Science as a Communication Experience

Scientific Misconceptions

How Should You Teach Science?

Instructional Guidelines

Thematic Integration

Tree-mendous Trees

Kittens and Kings

Weather Watch

Gateway Drugs

Hard Drugs

Chapter 8: Mysteries across Content Areas

Encyclopedia Brown Boy Detective

Windcatcher

The Missing ‘Gator of Gumbo Limbo

The House of Dies Drear

The Westing Game

Appendices

Appendix A: Activity Appendix

Appendix B: Music Appendix

Appendix C: Poetry Appendix

Appendix D: Lesson Planning Appendix

Glossary

Subject Index

Author/Title Index

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