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Wilfong, Lori – Eye on Education, 2013
Update your vocabulary practices to meet the Common Core and improve students' word knowledge! This new, clearly-structured guide shows you how. It's packed with engaging, research-based, classroom-ready strategies for teaching vocabulary. Topics include: (1) Selecting meaningful words for direct instruction; (2) Strategies for engaging students…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Second Language Learning, Direct Instruction, Vocabulary Development
Serim, Ferdi – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2012
This comprehensive book offers a practical pathway for developing twenty-first-century skills while simultaneously strengthening content-area learning. "Digital Learning" contains a wealth of research-based practices to integrate the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) National Education Technology Standards (NETS) for both…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Student Projects, Active Learning, Educational Technology
Barrs, Myra; Barton, Bob; Booth, David – Stenhouse Publishers, 2012
"This Book Is Not About Drama" explores issues around storytelling, silent speech, writing and imagination and shows teachers how to use role play and discussion to build language experiences that are meaningful for learners. This authoritative resource is full of simple strategies that begin with the simple and evolve in to more complex…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Role Playing, Discussion, Educational Strategies
Finson, Kevin D.; Ormsbee, Christine K.; Jensen, Mary M. – Corwin, 2011
Teachers are required to provide appropriate science instruction to all students, including children with special needs. However, educators are often left on their own to figure out how to effectively differentiate lessons and activities. This timely, practical guidebook shows general and special educators how to retool science activities and…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Academic Achievement, Teacher Collaboration
Lobato, Joanne; Ellis, Amy; Zbiek, Rose Mary – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2010
How do you refute the erroneous claim that all ratios are fractions? This book goes beyond a simple introduction to ratios, proportions, and proportional reasoning. It will help broaden and deepen your mathematical understanding of one of the most challenging topics for students--and teachers--to grasp. It will help you engage your students,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Misconceptions, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum
Athans, Sandra K.; Devine, Denise Ashe – Eye on Education, 2010
"Motivating Every Student in Literacy (Including the Highly Unmotivated!), Grades 3-6" provides an effective model for improving reading levels and increasing motivation. Under the guidance of Athans and Devine, classroom leaders develop their own Motivation Improvement Action Plans, where small-group instruction, end-of-unit assessments, and…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Student Motivation, Case Studies, Elementary School Students
Moss, Barbara, Ed.; Lapp, Diane, Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2009
Upper-elementary students encounter a sometimes dizzying array of traditional and nontraditional texts both in and outside of the classroom. This practical handbook helps teachers in grades 4-6 harness the instructional potential of fiction, poetry, and plays; informational texts; graphic novels; digital storytelling; Web-based and multimodal…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Protocol Analysis, High Stakes Tests, Cartoons