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Ediger, Marlow – 2002
Time spent on disciplining children in the classroom is time taken away from achieving the objectives of instruction. The classroom teacher needs to have appropriate guidelines to use in teaching as well as specific workable procedures which help students to achieve. This paper discusses various methods of classroom discipline. The paper first…
Descriptors: Behaviorism, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Discipline
Ediger, Marlow – 2002
Literature circles generally involve four or five students who are actively engaged in cooperative learning. Learners choose a library book to read based on interest. The same titled paperback might be discussed by participants in the literature circle. Alternative suggestions for literature circles include choosing a library book on a similar…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Education, Group Discussion
Ediger, Marlow – 2002
Being able to make decisions is important for all students. Students need to have opportunities to choose from among alternative situations. Reading, as one curriculum area, provides a plethora of opportunities to choose and to select. The philosopher John Locke believed the following facets of an individual's development were in the ensuing order…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Development, Reading Instruction
Ediger, Marlow – 2002
Quality communication is hindered with incorrect spelling of words. Thus, it behooves the teacher to develop a quality spelling curriculum for all students to become the best spellers possible to be able to communicate well in writing. The scope of the spelling curriculum answers the question pertaining to the "breadth" of spelling words…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Spelling
Ediger, Marlow – 2002
At risk students need to experience a reading curriculum which offers success in learning to read; appropriate sequence of reading activities; feedback regarding what has been accomplished in reading; rewards for doing well when comparing past with present achievement records; intrinsic motivation in wanting to read; help and guidance to achieve…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Dropout Prevention, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
Ediger, Marlow – 2002
This paper considers how the services of paraprofessionals might be used in teaching and learning situations, especially reading instruction. The paper points out that teachers need to observe each child and notice if modifications need to be made in teaching reading, a situation that becomes quite difficult for the regular teacher to determine…
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Elementary Education, Individualized Reading, Paraprofessional School Personnel
Ediger, Marlow – 2002
Students should have ample time to read for enjoyment and pleasure. As a major goal of their instruction, teachers should seek to cultivate a liking for reading in their students. Reading materials available for students--library books and children's magazines--need to cover a wide variety of genres and be on different reading levels. This is…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction
Ediger, Marlow – 2002
Social scientists emphasize reading as one way of obtaining knowledge and skills together with other approaches such as visiting museums and observing purposeful items. Then too, they emphasize using a variety of approaches in helping students achieve worthwhile objectives in terms of knowledge, skills, and attitudes. A quality social studies…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Content Area Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Comprehension
Ediger, Marlow – 2002
Being well prepared for teaching instills confidence within the teacher for teaching. The capstone of the university experience is student teaching whereby the preservice teacher is now ready to apply what has been learned sequentially. Students have already taken methods courses and courses in educational psychology. The university student, prior…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Lesson Plans, Models
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Ediger, Marlow – Reading Improvement, 2002
Notes that handwriting achievement can be assessed in degrees from being legible to being illegible. Suggests that a rubric, carefully developed and designed, may well be used to ascertain the quality of handwriting achievement. Gives a brief history of handwriting instruction. Presents 10 points for teachers to follow when teaching handwriting.…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Handwriting, Instructional Effectiveness, Scoring Rubrics
Ediger, Marlow – 2002
Learning content and ideas while learning to read should be integrated, not separate, elements. Individualized reading emphasizes that students engage in holistic reading instruction. First, a student selects a library book from among several genres. After completing the reading of the book, the student has a conference with the classroom teacher.…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Holistic Approach, Instructional Effectiveness
Ediger, Marlow – 2002
Community service is excellent for students if done in proper circumstances. There should be worthwhile, carefully chosen, objectives for learner attainment. Learning opportunities need to be safe and emphasize the psychology of education. Noting that he has supervised student teachers in the public schools for 30 years, the author of this paper…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Psychology, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Arts
Ediger, Marlow – 2002
State mandated tests are being implemented in the public schools, but states differ greatly in the complexity of their tests, making comparisons very difficult. States may have widely different definitions of what counts as proficient, and it is evident that state standards are set arbitrarily. It is also important to consider the relationship of…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Alternative Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
Ediger, Marlow – 2002
Teachers need to think of and bring into being classroom scenes which motivate reading. When discussing a room environment for reading, the first thing which comes to mind is an attractive bulletin board display. A second decorative item to encourage student reading is celebrity pictures on the wall with the word, "READ," underneath…
Descriptors: Childrens Libraries, Childrens Literature, Classroom Environment, Curriculum Enrichment
Ediger, Marlow – 2002
The experience chart, perceived as a reading instruction method for early primary grade students only, can actually be used on any grade level. There are a plethora of reasons for using experience charts in reading instruction for low achievers among middle school readers, including the following: content is based on background experiences of…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Experience Charts, Language Experience Approach, Low Achievement
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