ERIC Number: ED428898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Create Independent Learners: Teacher-Tested Strategies for ALL Ability Levels.
Noting that teachers' ultimate goal for their students is that they begin to apply strategies on their own and learn how to be independent, strategic, successful learners, this book presents numerous activities, strategies, and ideas to help students of all learning abilities in grades 1 through 5 become independent learners. The guide was designed to help teachers deliver their curriculum, rather than adding to it, and it is divided into four parts: (1) "Foundations" covers classroom routines, methods of organization, and knowing what motivates and interests students; (2) "Strategies and Activities for Language Arts" provides a repertoire of ideas and suggestions to help students in the language arts area, including using the three cueing systems, spelling and decoding, pattern words, sight words, and writing; (3) "Strategies and Activities across the Curriculum" focuses on five specific activities and strategies to help students become independent, strategic, successful learners across the curriculum (flipbooks, highlighting tape, webs, scripts, and graphic organizers and structured overviews) and shows how to manage and apply these ideas within the contexts of diverse classrooms; and (4) "Home/School Connection" provides specific ideas and activities that parents can do at home with children when they are facing difficult tasks, information on how to set up parent workshops and informational meetings, and reproducible parent letters. Throughout the guide, sections titled "A Closer Look: A Real Life Classroom Example" illustrate a strategy or idea being applied in a real classroom. (EV)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Language Arts, Parent School Relationship, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Society for Developmental Education, Peterborough, NH.