ERIC Number: ED471704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Art Education, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Diversity (Student), Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Heterogeneous Grouping, Literacy Education, Mixed Age Grouping, Multicultural Education, Partnerships in Education, Student Evaluation, Writing Instruction
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