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Kitchen, Darrin; Kuehl Kitchen, Julie – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2013
In the public school setting, increased pressure related to academic performance standards and achievement is placed on teachers and administrators each year. As a result, physical education, particularly in elementary schools, is often significantly reduced or cut entirely from the curriculum. Teachers frequently have cited that the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Mathematics Instruction, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Syrja, Rachel Carrillo – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2011
This book provides practical strategies and tools for assessing and teaching even the most hard to reach English language learners across the content areas. Syrja offers educators the latest information on working with ELLs (including using formative assessments) and provides a wealth of classroom-tested models and measures. These tools have…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods, Success
Jones, Carroll J. – Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd, 2010
Many teachers of students with mild disabilities experience difficulty writing IEPs, and they lack a foundation in the regular education curriculum of academic skills and sequences associated with each grade level. This book was designed to provide this foundation. Presented in the form of scope and sequence charts that can be used as objectives…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Speech Communication, Elementary Secondary Education, Mild Disabilities
Gillies, Robyn M. – SAGE Publications (CA), 2007
Although cooperative learning is widely endorsed as a pedagogical practice that promotes learning and socialization among students, teachers still struggle with how to introduce it into their classrooms. This text highlights the strategies teachers can use to challenge student thinking and scaffold their learning as well as the strategies students…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Teachers, Student Participation, Cooperative Learning
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Thomas, Cathy Newman; Wexler, Jade – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2007
Teaching literacy to struggling readers can present many challenges. This article suggests 10 strategies that can help middle and high school language arts and content area teachers meet them: (1) Ask for help; (2) Support word recognition needs; (3) Select appropriate materials; (4) Develop reading fluency; (5) Foster vocabulary acquisition; (6)…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Materials, Literacy Education, Reading Fluency
Copeland, Susan R., Ed.; Keefe, Elizabeth B., Ed. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2007
For students with moderate or severe disabilities, developing literacy skills is a critical component of successful communication, employment, and community participation. Finally, educators have a practical, concise guidebook for helping these students meet NCLB's academic standards for literacy. Appropriate for use in all settings, including…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Phonemes, Teaching Methods, Multiple Disabilities
Ronis, Diane L. – Corwin Press, 2006
Students' brains are wired to make them natural, curious learners. The mathematical world around them offers a vast classroom, filled with shapes, spaces, quantities, and experiences to discover and explore, all leading to the construction of understanding. Teachers can use this natural curiosity to tap the inborn neural mechanisms that motivate…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Lesson Plans, Academic Standards, Technology Integration
McConnell, Kathleen; Campos, David; Ryser, Gail R. – PRO-ED, Inc., 2006
The instructional ideas presented in this kit are specially designed for teaching 4th-12th grade students served in English Language Learners (ELL), limited English proficient (LEP), and English as a second language (ESL) programs. The kit includes a quick, easy to use criterion-referenced rating scale, an ideas matrix, and 37 research-based…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Second Language Learning, Cultural Awareness, Rating Scales
Francis, David J.; Rivera, Mabel; Lesaux, Nonie; Kieffer, Michael; Rivera, Hector – Center on Instruction, 2006
The fundamental principles underlying the "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) Act of 2001" focus on high standards of learning and instruction with the goal of increasing academic achievement--reading and math in particular--within all identified subgroups in the K-12 population. One of these subgroups is the growing population of English…
Descriptors: Intervention, Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement
Francis, David J.; Rivera, Mabel; Lesaux, Nonie; Kieffer, Michael; Rivera, Hector – Center on Instruction, 2006
The fundamental principles underlying the "No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001" focus on high standards of learning and instruction with the goal of increasing academic achievement--reading and math in particular--within all identified subgroups in the K-12 population. One of these subgroups is the growing population of English…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement
n/a – New York State Department of Education, 2005
This English Language Arts Core Curriculum is a standards-based document that provides an additional level of specificity to the learning standards for English language arts adopted by the New York State Board of Regents in 1996. It is designed to provide assistance, while allowing for creativity, in the development of local instructional…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Resource Materials, Instructional Materials, Educational Strategies
Silliman, Elaine R., Ed.; Wilkinson, Louise C., Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2004
This book presents evidence-based practices for integrating language and literacy knowledge to enhance children's learning in today's standards-based classrooms. While grounded in theory and research, the book focuses on day-to-day concerns in instruction and intervention. Identified are models for effective collaboration among speech-language…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Teaching Methods, Learning Problems, Intervention
Learning Point Associates, 2004
Reading First is a federal initiative authorized by the No Child Left Behind Act. The U.S. Department of Education provides Reading First grants to states, which, in turn, award subgrants to eligible school districts that submit approved proposals for how they will apply scientifically based reading research to improve reading instruction and…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Reading Research, Remedial Reading, Federal Legislation
Francis, David J.; Rivera, Mabel; Lesaux, Nonie; Kieffer, Michael; Rivera, Hector – Center on Instruction, 2006
The fundamental principles underlying the "No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001" focus on high standards of learning and instruction with the goal of increasing academic achievement--reading and math in particular--within all identified subgroups in the K-12 population. One of these subgroups is the growing population of English…
Descriptors: Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement