Tactics for Teaching

Tactics for Teaching

by Thomas C. Lovitt



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780675201339
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 02/01/1990
Pages: 333
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents


1. Assessment: Precise Screening of Early Reading Skills.
2. Assessment: Maintaining Portfolios.
3. Assessment: Proposition Analysis.
4. Assessment: A Comprehension Inventory.
5. Assessment: Using “Think Alouds” to Assess Comprehension.
6. Assessment: Principles for Monitoring Comprehension.
7. Assessment: Putting It All Together.
8. Assessment: Monitoring Minimum Competency.
9. Developing Phonemic Awareness.
10. Nine Guidelines for Phonics Instruction.
11. Teaching Elementary Students to Use Word-Part Clues.
12. Oral Reading: Identifying Proper Reading Level Placement for Students.
13. Oral Reading: Corrective Feedback.
14. Oral Reading: Reinforcement Procedures.
15. Oral Reading: Previewing.
16. Oral Reading: Repeated Readings.
17. Oral Reading: A Linguistic Method of Scoring Errors.
18. Oral Reading: Combining the Lanugage Experience Approach and Cloze Procedures.
19. Oral Reading: Skip and Drill.
20. Vocabulary: Direct Instruction Through Modeling.
21. Vocabulary: Precision Teaching (PT) Sheets.
22. Vocabulary: Constructing Possible Sentences and Predicting Word Meanings.
23. Vocabulary: Learning Through Reading.
24. Sustained Silent Reading.
25. Scanning.
26. Comprehension: The What, Why, How,and When of Instruction.
27. Comprehension: The Guided Reading Procedure.
28. Comprehension: Using Cloze Procedures for Inference Training.
29. Comprehension: Story Grammars.
30. Comprehension: Semantic Webs.
31. Comprehension: Reciprocal Teaching.
32. Comprehension: Structuring Dialogue.
33. Comprehension: Free Description (Retell).
34. Comprehension: Pupils Ask Questions.
35. Comprehension: Provided and Generated Questions.
36. Comprehension: Detection and Identification of Text Inconsistencies.
37. Comprehension: Paragraph Restatements.
38. Comprehension: Mental Imagery.
39. Comprehension: Summarization Training.
40. Comprehension: Text Structure and Summarization Instruction.
41. Content Reading: Primary Grades.
42. Classroom Organization for Instruction in Content Areas.
43. Multipass: A Strategy for Comprehending.
44. Improving Content-Area Reading by Using Instructional Graphics.
45. Locating Information in Text.
46. Content-Area Reading-Writing Lessons.
47. Learning About Other Languages.
48. Parents: Communicating with Schools and General Procedures for Teaching Reading.
49. Parents: Second-Best Advice for Helping Children Read.
50. Parents: Some Specific Tactics for Teaching Reading.


1. Expressive Writing.
2. Reading Stories and Displaying Student Records.
3. Sequential Reinforcement Contingencies.
4. Selective Grading.
5. QUIP: A Writing Strategy.
6. Strategies for Teaching Composition Skills.
7. Using Character Development to Improve Story Writing.
8. Text Revision Using Student/Teacher Conferences.
9. On Writing a Book.
10. Revising Essays Produced on a Word Processor.


1. Constant Time Delay.
2. Blending and Spelling Training.
3. Imitation of Errors.
4. The Write-Say Method.
5. Predicting Good Study Habits for Spelling.
6. A Fingerspelling Approach to Spelling.
7. Using a Standard Pronunciation Stragety to Study Spelling Words.
8. The Peer Tutoring Spelling Game.
9. Using the Add-a-Word Spelling Program.
10. Free-Time Contingency.


1. Establishing Arithmetic Goals.
2. Say It Before You Do It.
3. Slice Back.
4. Cue, Then Fade.
5. Providing Demonstration and a Permanent Model.
6. Encouraging Children to Create Mathematics Problems.
7. Arranging Reciprocal Peer Tutoring and Group Contingencies.
8. Arranging Analytical and Organizational Procedures.
9. Using a Mnemonic Stragegy for Solving Word Problems.
10. Using Authentic Learning as an Approach to Story Problems.


1. Rules, Praise, and Ignoring.
2. Give Something If the Rate of Responding Is Low.
3. Overcorrection: Positive Practice.
4. Overcorrection: Restitution.
5. The Time-Out Ribbon.
6. Time Out for Nasty Comments.
7. Response Cost or Fines for Unacceptable Acts.
8. Contingency Contracting at Home and School.
9. The Timer Game.
10. The Good Behavior Game.
11. Discouraging the “Naughty Finger” Gesture.
12. Having Peers Model Behavior for Disruptive Mates.
13. Getting Along with Others: Solving Interpersonal Problems.
14. Teacher Mindsets for Surviving in Behavior Disorder (BD) Classrooms.
15. The Intervention Ladder.


1. Cartoons.
2. Getting It All Together: Organization Cards.
3. Self-Instruction for Preschoolers.
4. The Turtle Technique for Managing Aggression.
5. Self-Recording Work and Cues for Praise.
6. Self-Monitoring Transitions.
7. Self-Instructional Strategy Training.
8. Contingent Choice of Self-Management Tasks.
9. Self-Determined Reinforcement: Pupils Set the Rate of Reward.
10. Organizational Checklist for Self-Instruction and Self- Evaluation.

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