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ERIC Number: ED446081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 247
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7619-7555-1
Keys to the Classroom: A Teacher's Guide to the First Month of School. Second Edition.
Moran, Carrol; Stobbe, Judy; Baron, Wendy; Miller, Janette; Moir, Ellen
This workbook for elementary school teachers is designed to help make their first few weeks of school successful. It provides lesson plans, classroom management strategies, student assessments, and special aids for teaching bilingual students. After an "Introduction" that discusses the ups and downs of a first-year teacher, there are nine chapters: (1) "A Guide to Planning" (long range, mid-range, daily, and weekly planning); (2) "Creating the Environment" (room arrangement, environment checklist, preparation before the first day, and essential knowledge); (3) "Daily Routines and Procedures" (e.g., classroom management rules, freeze and listen, cleanup, behavior strategies, and daily ongoing activities); (4) "The First Two Weeks of School...A Detailed Account"; (5) "Activities for the First Month" (e.g., appreciation words, bingo, group definition of cooperation, shared writing, problem solving skits, names games, partner drawings, math challenges, people measuring, and homework ideas); (6) "Fingerplays and Songs for Oral Language in English and Spanish"; (7) "Assessments"; (8) "Parent Communications: Sample Letters in English and Spanish"; and (9) "Resources" (bibliography for teachers and read-alouds, K-6, in English and Spanish). (SM)
Corwin Press, Inc., A Sage Publications Company, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-4-1-SCHOOL; E-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A