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Actuarial Foundation, 2013
"Shake, Rattle, & Roll" is a new program developed by The Actuarial Foundation with Scholastic, provides dynamic real-world math content designed to build student skills while showing students the relevance of math to understanding their world and planning for their future. Math skills are increasingly important for students. According to the U.S.…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Gifted
Lieberman, Gerald A. – Harvard Education Press, 2013
In this timely book, curriculum expert Gerald A. Lieberman provides an innovative guide to creating and implementing a new type of environmental education that combines standards-based lessons on English language arts, math, history, and science with community investigations and service learning projects. By connecting academic content with local…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Language Arts, History Instruction, English Instruction
Center for Innovation in Assessment (NJ1), 2013
The Grade 3 Informational Text Reading Inventory (ITRI) was developed to address the specific reading challenges that grade 3 students encounter as they move from reading largely narrative textbooks in grade 2 to being expected to read and comprehend more dense and content-driven text in grade 3. This booklet contains all of the information…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Content Area Reading, Textbooks
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Duncan, Bruce; Fitzallen, Noleine – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2013
The learning sequence described in this article was developed to provide students with a demonstration of the development of box plots from authentic data as an illustration of the advantages gained from using multiple forms of data representation. The sequence follows an authentic process that starts with a problem to which data representations…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data, Teaching Methods, Comparative Analysis
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Duffy, William – Composition Studies, 2013
English 341: Advanced Composition for Teachers is a three-credit undergraduate course for pre-service educators at Francis Marion University, a mid-size public university located in northeast South Carolina. According to the university catalog, students enrolled in English 341 "explore connections among writing, teaching, and learning as they…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Advanced Courses, Undergraduate Study, Preservice Teacher Education
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Gatta, Oriana – Composition Studies, 2013
As an advanced rhetoric and composition doctoral student, I taught Engl 3135: Visual Rhetoric, a three-credit upper-level course offered by the Department of English at Georgia State University. Mary E. Hocks originally designed this course in 2000 to, in her words, "introduce visual information design theories and practices for writers [and]…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Visual Arts, Visual Aids, Cartoons
Swenson, Pat; Taylor, Nancy A. – SAGE Publications (CA), 2012
"Online Teaching in the Digital Age" provides educators with the essential knowledge needed to successfully develop and teach an online course. Throughout this practical hands-on guide, the authors offer 15 years of personal online teaching experience in language accessible to both the novice and advanced online educator. Developed through theory…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Virtual Classrooms, Teaching Experience
Elliott-Gower, Steven; Falk, Dennis R.; Shapiro, Martin – American Association of State Colleges and Universities, 2012
Educating Globally Competent Citizens, a product of AASCU's American Democracy Project and its Global Engagement Initiative, introduces readers to a set of global challenges facing society based on the Center for Strategic and International Studies' 7 Revolutions. The toolkit is designed to aid faculty in incorporating global challenges into new…
Descriptors: Global Education, Citizenship Education, College Instruction, Case Studies
Beauchat, Katherine A.; Blamey, Katrin L.; Philippakos, Zoi A. – Guilford Publications, 2012
Sharing high-quality storybooks and nonfiction books not only is enjoyable for young children and teachers--it is also a powerful way to build crucial literacy skills. This engaging guide provides effective strategies for selecting books and using read-alouds to develop children's oral language, vocabulary, concepts of print, alphabet knowledge,…
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Oral Language, Phonological Awareness, Reprography
Tate, Marcia L. – Corwin, 2012
Best-selling author Marcia L. Tate brings her trademark "dendrite-growing" teaching strategies to this practitioner-friendly collection of brain-compatible methods for engaging K-12 students in social studies. Included are 20 proven strategies and more than 200 grade-leveled activities for applying them. Teachers will find concrete ways to…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Learner Engagement, Problem Based Learning, Active Learning
Wolsey, Thomas DeVere; Grisham, Dana L. – Guilford Publications, 2012
An innovative, practical guide for middle and high school teachers, this book is packed with specific ways that technology can help serve the goals of effective writing instruction. It provides ready-to-implement strategies for teaching students to compose and edit written work electronically; conduct Internet inquiry; create blogs, websites, and…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Reprography, Instructional Materials
Almasi, Janice F.; Fullerton, Susan King – Guilford Publications, 2012
This accessible teacher resource and course text shows how to incorporate strategy instruction into the K-8 classroom every day. Cutting-edge theory and research are integrated with practical guidance and reflections from experienced teachers of novice and struggling readers. The book describes the nuts and bolts of creating classroom contexts…
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, Educational Opportunities, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods
Schwartz, Judah L.; Kenney, Joan M. – Teachers College Press, 2012
In this innovative book, two experienced educators present a fresh and engaging approach to mathematics learning in the middle grades with the transition from arithmetic to algebra. The authors provide a collection of balanced, multi-dimensional assessment tasks designed to evaluate students' ability to work with mathematical objects and perform…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Student Evaluation, State Standards, Arithmetic
Golden, Cindy – Brookes Publishing Company, 2012
Overwhelmed special educators: Reduce your stress and support student success with this practical toolkit for whole-classroom organization. A lifesaver for special educators in any K-12 setting, this book-and-CD set will help teachers expertly manage everything, from schedules and paperwork to student supports and behavior plans. Cindy Golden, a…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Organization, Classroom Environment
Heck, Dan, Ed.; Chval, Kathryn, Ed.; Weiss, Iris, Ed.; Ziebarth, Steven W., Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2012
Curriculum materials are among the most pervasive and powerful influences on school mathematics. In many mathematics classes, student assignments, the questions the teacher asks, the ways students are grouped, the forms of assessment, and much more originate in curriculum materials. At the same time, teachers have considerable latitude in how they…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum, Instructional Materials, College Mathematics
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