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An, Heejung, Ed.; Alon, Sandra, Ed.; Fuentes, David, Ed. – IGI Global, 2015
The inclusion of new and emerging technologies in the education sector has been a topic of interest to researchers, educators, and software developers alike in recent years. Utilizing the proper tools in a classroom setting is a critical factor in student success. "Tablets in K-12 Education: Integrated Experiences and Implications"…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
Benjamin, Amy; Hugelmeyer, Michael – Eye on Education, 2013
Zoom in on the academic skills students are required to learn in reading, writing, speaking/listening, and language! This book cuts through all of the Common Core jargon and gets right to the heart of what students need to learn now. "Big Skills for the Common Core" is packed with engaging strategies you can use immediately to improve your…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Literacy, Teaching Methods, Charts
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
Casale-Giannola, Diane; Green, Linda Schwartz – Corwin, 2012
Motivating adolescents to learn can be a challenge! Often distracted and easily bored, these kids are also critical thinkers capable of thriving in the classroom while learning 21st century skills. How do we hold their attention and develop their abilities? Research shows that all students--regardless of learning style, disability category, or…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Learning Strategies, Active Learning, Thinking Skills
Moreillon, Judi – ALA Editions, 2012
This companion volume to "Collaborative Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension," which covered lower grades, completes the educational arc by focusing on adolescent readers in grades 6-12. Drawing on the most current standards from the American Association for School Librarians (AASL) as well as cutting-edge research, this straightforward…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Secondary Schools, School Libraries
Foster, Graham – Stenhouse Publishers, 2012
Teachers recognize that frequent independent reading increases student knowledge on a wide range of topics, enhances vocabulary, and improves comprehension. "Ban the Book Report" inspires teachers to go beyond narrow and analytical book reports by exploring the potential of book talks, alternate book covers, identifying features of informational…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Independent Reading, Student Reaction, Scoring Rubrics
O'Brien, Thomas – National Science Teachers Association (NJ3), 2011
How can water and a penny demonstrate the power of mathematics and molecular theory? Do spelling and punctuation really matter to the human brain? The third of Thomas O'Brien's books designed for 5-12 grade science teachers, "Even More Brain-Powered Science" uses the questions above and 11 other inquiry-oriented discrepant events--experiments or…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Textbooks, Scientific Principles, Brain
Beach, Richard; Campano, Gerald; Edmiston, Brian; Borgmann, Melissa – Teachers College Press, 2010
This innovative resource describes how teachers can help students employ "literacy tools" across the curriculum to foster learning. The authors demonstrate how literacy tools such as narratives, question-asking, spoken-word poetry, drama, writing, digital communication, images, and video encourage critical inquiry in the 5-12 classroom. The book…
Descriptors: Literacy, Critical Thinking, Inquiry, Story Telling
Cooper, Sarah – Stenhouse Publishers, 2009
Middle school history teachers confront the same challenge every day: how to convey the breadth and depth of a curriculum that spans centuries, countries, and cultures. In "Making History Mine", Sarah Cooper shows teachers how to use thematic instruction to link skills to content knowledge. By combining thought-provoking activities and rich…
Descriptors: Current Events, Role Playing, National Standards, Service Learning
Beck, Isabel L.; McKeown, Margaret G.; Kucan, Linda – Guilford Publications, 2008
Responding to readers' stories, questions, and requests for extended examples, this book was developed as a complementary volume to "Bringing Words to Life." The authors present additional tools, tips, and explanations of such questions as which words to teach, when and how to teach them, and how to adapt instruction for English language learners.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development