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Ellery, Valerie; Oczkus, Lori; Rasinski, Timothy V. – ASCD, 2018
"Literacy Strong All Year Long: Powerful Lessons for Grades 3-5" equips intermediate educators with engaging lessons that motivate students and help them develop the solid foundation of literacy skills that are essential to learning. Thoughtfully designed lessons linked to specific literacy standards create a seamless flow of learning…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Elementary School Students
Beghetto, Ronald – ASCD, 2018
If a fundamental goal of schooling is to prepare young people for the unknowable future, why do we assign students so many clearly defined tasks with predetermined solutions? According to educator and creativity expert Ronald A. Beghetto, the best way to unleash students' problem solving and creativity--and thus prepare them to face real-world…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Skill Development, Creative Thinking, Lesson Plans
Pollock, Joy; Waller, Elisabeth – David Fulton Publishers, 2018
"English Grammar and Teaching Strategies" aims to demystify grammar and equip any teacher to teach it in the classroom. Carefully set out for ease of reference, this book covers every aspect of grammar, from nouns, adjectives and verbs to punctuation and prepositions. Each grammatical term is clearly defined and accompanied by varieties…
Descriptors: English Instruction, English, Grammar, Teaching Methods
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Kahl, David H., Jr. – Communication Teacher, 2018
Courses: Professional Speaking, Business and Professional Communication, Environmental Communication, or any course covering topics related to neoliberalism and the environment. Objectives: In this single-class activity, students will first examine the possible environmental effects of fracking near the Bakken Oil Formation in North Dakota.…
Descriptors: Fuels, Industry, Neoliberalism, Communications
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Giotta, Gina – Communication Teacher, 2018
Courses: Communication Technology, Communication Theory, History of Communication, Media and Society. Objectives: Students will develop an understanding of the two principal theories of technology and culture: technological determinism and the social construction of technology.
Descriptors: Social Influences, Educational Technology, Models, Technological Advancement
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Anderson, Mia L. – Communication Teacher, 2018
Courses: Strategic Campaigns, Advertising/Public Relations Campaigns. Objectives: The purpose of this semester-long project is student application of research-based strategic communication strategies and techniques used in executing a professional strategic communication campaign for a client.
Descriptors: Communications, Advertising, Public Relations, Communication Strategies
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Emerson, Andrea M.; Hall, Anna H. – Reading Teacher, 2018
The early emergent stage of writing consists of drawing and scribbling. This article provides a rationale for teachers to reframe their dispositions toward scribbling and reshape their interactions with writers in the early emergent stage. These teaching tips were derived from the authors' study of teacher, parent, and young students' perceptions…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy, Writing Instruction, Identification (Psychology)
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Bartholomew, Scott R.; Zhang, Liwei; Weitlauf, John – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
Computational thinking, programming, coding, and analytical thinking are high-demand skills in today's educational and occupational arenas (Wing, 2006 & 2014). In addition to these skills, students need the ability to think creatively, work collaboratively, and develop design solutions to complex problems to succeed in school and a…
Descriptors: Engineering, Design, Coding, Thinking Skills
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Nunez-Eddy, Emily; Wang, Xue; Chen, Ying-Chih – Science and Children, 2018
This article seeks to provide educators with strategies and activities that can be integrated within the 5E model (Bybee 1997) and demonstrate how argumentation can be assimilated into elementary classrooms to teach science concepts. In this lesson exemplar, 25 students in a first-grade English Language Development classroom (all of whom were…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Persuasive Discourse, Elementary School Science, Grade 1
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Kahn, Sami; Hartman, Sara L. – Science and Children, 2018
As every elementary science teacher knows, children sometimes ask questions that can not easily be answered by science. The "messiness" of these questions may stem from the fact that scientific understanding is often incomplete and ever changing, a situation that can lead students (and the public) to be confused about the information…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science and Society, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction
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Walker, Jennifer D.; Barry, Colleen – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2018
Social skills instruction (SSI) provides a promising avenue for teaching and promoting positive social interactions to students with high-incidence disabilities. Within SSI, a distinction can be made between social skills and social competence. Social skills are specific behaviors one must perform correctly within a specific social context or…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Skill Development, Social Development, Interaction
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Farber, Grace; Legg, Alison Slinskey – Science Teacher, 2018
The Bold Fold, which is presented in this article, is a 45-minute activity in which students create a protein model while learning the processes of transcription, translation, protein folding, and delivery, which are often difficult to understand and have led to common misconceptions (Wright, Fisk, and Newman 2014). This activity has been used…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Activities, Secondary School Science, College Science
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Morgan, Ilana – Journal of Dance Education, 2018
This article presents a guiding framework for K-12 arts education. The framework lists four goals for arts education and outlines six areas of teaching practices to support these goals. This framework is presented adjacent to specific political moments, executive orders, and movements from the 2017-2018 political landscape in the United States,…
Descriptors: Art Education, Dance Education, Citizenship Education, Social Justice
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Seiter, John S.; Gass, Robert H.; Seiter, Christian R. – Communication Teacher, 2018
Courses: Persuasion, Compliance Gaining. Objectives: In this single-class activity, based loosely on the video-game sensation Pokémon GO, students learn about, enact, and "capture" a variety of compliance-gaining tactics. Along the way, they gain awareness of various approaches to persuasion, the implications of using such approaches,…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Class Activities, Video Games, Compliance (Psychology)
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Gatchet, Roger Davis; Gatchet, Amanda Davis; Farquhar, Zoe C. – Communication Teacher, 2018
Courses: Communication Theory, Nonverbal Communication, Public Speaking. Objective: At the end of this activity, students should be able to define key components of expectancy violations theory and apply the theory to analyze violations that occurred in Clint Eastwood's speech at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
Descriptors: Audiences, Speeches, Conferences (Gatherings), Nonverbal Communication
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