ERIC Number: ED328366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Primary Guide for Instructional Planning.
Leigh, Cindy; And Others
Mississippi's guide for instructional planning for the primary grades consists of six units and appended materials. Research principles incorporated into the guide include: (1) a project approach that encourages the study of specific topics; (2) an integrated language program based on use of children's literature for informal and formal instruction in language arts; (3) mathematics instruction involving the use of manipulatives, a variety of representational forms, calculators, and a strong emphasis on problem solving; (4) student grouping practices that promote collaborative projects and activities; and (5) the design of learning centers to enhance instruction in basic skills. The six unit themes, and their suggested time-lines, are: Living and Learning Together, August-September; Our Town, October-November; Then and Now, November-December; Investigations, January-February; Fantasy and Fact, March; and The Big Backyard, April-May. Each unit follows the same format, consisting of title, topic web, general goals that guide planning, methods of evaluation, specific unit goals, a project section, and an activity section. Required and recommended books are cited at the end of each unit. Appendices provide teacher resource materials, an informal test, a social skills checklist, a reading interview notesheet, and a subject area checklist and developmental checklist. (RH)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Cooperative Learning, Instructional Development, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Activities, Learning Centers (Classroom), Primary Education, State Curriculum Guides, Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Thematic Approach, Units of Study, Whole Language Approach
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Bureau of Instructional Services.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Univ., Jackson. Early Childhood Leadership Inst.