ERIC Number: ED394714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Creating the Multi-Age Classroom: Organization, Curriculum, Instructional Strategies and Assessment for the Multi-Age Classroom Plus Considerations for Getting Started and Techniques for Classroom Management. Revised Edition.
Banks, Janet Caudill
Intended for teachers who have asked for information on how to manage a multi-age classroom, this book outlines the ideal classroom as it exists when all of the multi-age components are put in place. Opening sections of the guide discuss creating the multi-age classroom, and the advantages and principles of multi-age instruction. The next sections provide overviews of classroom organization, instructional strategies, curriculum, assessment and evaluation, and getting started. Each of these sections includes the overview, results of the changes brought about by multi-age instruction, and advice from the experts. Additional sections address scheduling, grouping strategies, working with Bloom's taxonomy, projects for active learners, using novels for literature instruction, and helping children discover themselves and others. Separate sections address the management of mathematics, authentic assessment and evaluation, and student record forms, with sample forms included. A glossary of terms for multi-age instruction and a listing that includes references, resources, and credits conclude the book. (DR)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Evaluation, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Language Arts, Literature, Mixed Age Grouping, Novels, Performance Based Assessment, Teaching Methods, Time Factors (Learning)
CATS Publications, 8633 233rd Place S.W., Edmonds, WA 98026-8646 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Blooms Taxonomy; Project Approach (Katz and Chard)