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ERIC Number: ED537577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 200
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4166-1472-2
Overcoming Textbook Fatigue: 21st Century Tools to Revitalize Teaching and Learning
Lent, ReLeah Cossett
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Go beyond a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching, and discover how shifting textbooks from "sole source" to just another resource revitalizes your practice, improves student achievement, and meets Common Core State Standards. Veteran teacher and literacy expert ReLeah Cossett Lent explains that how you use textbooks makes a huge difference in students' learning--with or without access to online textbooks, laptops, or iPads. Explore lots of can't-miss strategies for: (1) Engaging students in meaningful reading of all kinds of materials; (2) Using an array of inputs and experiences to build students' background knowledge; (3) Making communal learning commonplace so students and teachers learn from one another; and (4) Creating meaningful assessments in all content areas. Learn how to develop your own text sets composed of diverse resources on a specific subject matter, genre, or theme. Get tips on how to use content-specific materials to encourage students to read to learn. And understand how to turn writing activities into strategies for extending and deepening students' knowledge of standards-based curriculum.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development