Keys to the Elementary Classroom: A New Teacher's Guide to the First Month of School / Edition 3

Keys to the Elementary Classroom: A New Teacher's Guide to the First Month of School / Edition 3

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Keys to the Elementary Classroom: A New Teacher's Guide to the First Month of School / Edition 3

Best practices to help you start the school year in a powerful way!

This third edition of the bestseller Keys to the Classroom provides new teachers with strategies for establishing classroom procedures and building a foundation for a successful first year. Readers will find lesson plans, tips for organizing the first day, and sample parent letters in English and Spanish. The practical, easy-to-use guidebook features:

  • An added chapter on planning and creating the classroom environment
  • Voices of novice and experienced teachers
  • New assessments for learning styles and preferences
  • Revised instructional materials for English as a second language
  • New classroom activities

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412963695
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 08/21/2008
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,340,256
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
About the Authors
Phases of Teaching: The Ups and Downs of a First-Year Teacher
1. A Guide to Planning and Creating the Environment
Annual Planning
Midrange Planning: Getting to Know Your Students and Community
Daily and Weekly Planning
Room Arrangement
Environment Checklist
Preparation Prior to the First Day
2. Assessments
Assessment Overview
Assessment Forms
3. Routines and Procedures
Cardinal Rules of Classroom Management
Freeze and Listen
Procedures for Lessons, Groups, and Rotations
Strategies Regarding Behavior
Daily Ongoing Activities
4. The First Two Weeks of School...A Detailed Account
Overview of the First Two Weeks of School for Kindergarten and First Grade
First Two Weeks of School—Kindergarten
First Two Weeks of School—First Grade
First Two Weeks of School—Second and Third Grades
First Two Weeks of School—Fourth to Sixth Grades
5. Activities for the First Month
Community Builder Activities
Language Arts Activities
Math Activities
Other Activities
6. Fingerplays and Songs for Oral Language in English and Spanish
Attention-Getting Fingerplays
Inclusion Songs
Songs That Are Adaptable to Thematic Units
7. Home and School Communication
First Day of Kindergarten / Primer Día del Kinder
Donation Requests / Donaciones, Por Favor
Daily Snack Program / Programa Diario Del Bocadillo
Classroom Volunteer Request / Voluntarios, Por Favor
Homework Schedule / Horario de la Tarea
The Writing Process / El Proceso De la Escritura
Resource A: Bibliography for Teachers
Resource B: Read-Alouds, K-6, in English and Spanish

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