ERIC Number: ED473252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Practical Teaching Methods K-6: Sparking the Flame of Learning.
Wilkinson, Pamela Fannin.; McNutt, Margaret A.; Friedman, Esther S.
This book provides state-of-the-art teaching practices and methods, discussing the elements of good teaching in the content areas and including examples from real classrooms and library media centers. Chapters offer reflection exercises, assessment tips specific to each curriculum, and resource lists. Nine chapters examine: (1) "The Premise" (e.g., reasons for writing the book and who the book is for); (2) "Writers Are Readers and Thinkers, Too" (e.g., language strands and the writing process); (3) "Mathematics in the Real World" (e.g., teaching mathematics through money and measurement); (4) "Science Is Sensory" (e.g., the scientific process and applications at various grade levels); (5) "Social Studies Becomes an Enduring Fabric" (e.g., study skills and learning styles and developing critical reading and notetaking); (6) "Technology: Getting It Before It Gets Us" (e.g., the ABCs in kindergarten and the school newspaper and Web site in 5th and 6th grade); (7) "The Arts Plus = Balance" (e.g., introducing visual arts, theater arts, music, dance, and physical education); (8) "Literacy and the Library Media Center" (e.g., identifying and selecting age-appropriate and curriculum-specific literature and providing reading opportunities); and (9) "In Conclusion." An appendix presents assessment examples, poems, and pictures referenced in the book. (SM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Learning Strategies, Literacy Education, Mathematics Instruction, Reading Instruction, Science Instruction, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Technology Education, Writing Instruction
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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