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Manizade, Agida G.; Mason, Marguerite M. – Mathematics Teacher, 2014
A mathematics classroom that reflects the vision of NCTM's "Principles and Standards for School Mathematics" will have the teacher posing problems, asking questions that build on students' thinking, and encouraging students to explore different solutions. In teaching about area, it is not sufficient to give students the…
Descriptors: Geometric Concepts, State Standards, Academic Standards, Problem Solving
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
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
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
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Kavanagh, Claudine; Agan, Lori; Sneider, Cary – Astronomy Education Review, 2005
"National Science Education Standards" (1996), published by the National Research Council, recommends that students learn to explain Moon phases and eclipses by the time they graduate from eighth grade. It is clear from the research literature, however, that misconceptions about Moon phases and eclipses are widespread and resistant to change, even…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Research Needs, Astronomy, Misconceptions
Storm, Roger; Benson, Thomas; Galica, Carol; McCredie, Patty – National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2003
This educator guide provides background information on Wilbur and Orville Wright. It also presents activities on aeronautics that provide templates for building the 1900, 1901, and 1902 Gliders and the 1903 Flyer. Activities include: (1) Early Aviation; (2) Your First Interview; (3) Your First Report; (4) Build a Model of the 1900 Glider; (5)…
Descriptors: Aviation Education, Science History, United States History, History Instruction