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ERIC Number: ED471704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 140
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87173-157-6
It's Elementary: Special Topics in Elementary Education.
Crawford, Patricia A., Ed.; Burriss, Kathleen Glascott, Ed.
As elementary teachers work to educate and meet the needs of the students in their care, their job has become increasingly challenging and demanding. This volume addresses a variety of issues and topics related to elementary education around eight sectional themes relevant to the work of elementary teachers: celebrating diversity, classroom configurations, reading revisited, writing world, content connections, todays classroom, artistic avenues, and assessment alternatives. Following introductory remarks, the chapters are: (1) "Fifteen Misconceptions about Multicultural Education" (Jerry Aldridge, Charles Calhoun, and Ricky Aman); (2) "Creating Caring Classroom Communities: At the Heart of Education" (Mary Little); (3) "In the Gap: Bridging the Generations through Literature and Learning Experiences" (Patricia Crawford); (4) "Finally, Heterogeneous Learning" (Kathleen Glascott Burriss); (5) "Defining the Multiage Classroom" (Sandra J. Stone); (6) "Bridging the Gap with Cross-Age Grouping" (Patricia A. Crawford); (7) "Links to Literacy" (Denise Dragich); (8) "Facilitating Transitions with Narrative and Expository Texts in Grades 2-4" (Marcia F. Nash); (9) "Tearing Down the Walls that Divide: School and Community Partnerships in the Teaching of Reading and Writing" (Michelle Kelley and Sue Wilder); (10) "Creating an Author's Notebook: Ending Writing Welfare as We Know It" (Sherron Killingsworth Roberts); (11) "Authors in the Making: An Invitation To Join the Writer's Club" (Patricia A. Crawford and Stephen Schroeder); (12) "Teacher Conferencing: Let's Talk" (Danese Collins); (13) "Math Moments" (Sandra Atkins and Jill Perry); (14) "Inquiring Minds Want To Know: Inquiry Science in the Elementary Classroom" (Deirdre Englehart); (15) "Using Projects to Inquire about Social Studies in 2nd Grade" (Jeanette Allison); (16) "The Role of Autonomy in the Elementary Classroom" (Lynn Kirkland and Jerry Aldridge); (17) "Safety in the Cybervillage: Some Internet Guidelines for Teachers" (Larry L. Burriss); (18) "Benefits of Foreign Language in the Elementary School (FLES)" (Kathleen Byrne); (19) "Arts for All" (Joanne M. Curran); (20) "Musical Connections" (Mary Palmer); (21) "Move It or Lose It: Exploring the Benefits of Movement Experiences in the Elementary School" (Nancy Hughes); (22) "Rubrics: The Learners' Choice" (Kathleen Glascott Burriss); (23)"Portfolios" (Sandra J. Stone); and (24) "Observations and Reflections" (H. Willis Means). Each chapter contains references. (KB)
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Association for Childhood Education International, Olney, MD.
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