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Richardson, Rita Combs – Research Press Publishers, 2018
The "Connecting With Others" curriculum for grades 3 through 5 will help students learn to be sensitive to differences, resolve conflicts without resorting to violence, and learn tolerance and acceptance of others. Includes 30 lessons divided into five skill areas: Concept of Self and Others, Socialization, Problem Solving and Conflict…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Intermediate Grades, Interpersonal Competence, Self Concept
Risko, Victoria J.; Walker-Dalhouse, Doris – Teachers College Press, 2012
Tens of thousands of students begin each new school year with the hope that they will finally find "the" teacher who will help them succeed as readers, writers, and learners. This book shows how teachers can provide the type of differentiated instruction that struggling readers need by drawing on students' individual and cultural backgrounds, as…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Reading Instruction, Reading Difficulties, Teaching Methods
Quinlan, Audrey M. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2011
This book takes a developmental perspective at the use of scoring rubrics to assess student work. Citing developmental characteristics of each age, the author presents examples and adaptations of assessment rubrics on a variety of subjects for teachers from kindergarten through adult/college. After a presentation of foundation information on…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Student Evaluation, Kindergarten, Primary Education
Hall, Leigh A.; Burns, Leslie D.; Edwards, Elizabeth Carr – Guilford Publications, 2010
This book provides classroom-tested methods for engaging struggling middle grade readers--even those who appear to have given up--and fostering their success. The emphasis is on constructing respectful, encouraging learning environments that incorporate students' diverse literacies, cultural interests, and prior knowledge and skills into…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Reading Comprehension, Critical Reading, Vocabulary
Groeber, Joan F. – Corwin Press, 2006
Literacy consultant Joan Groeber provides educators with a teacher-friendly, step-by-step guide for creating and using rubrics to assess a wide range of literacy skills. Groeber's approach helps ensure that students gain a clear understanding of teacher expectations and assume a greater responsibility for their own learning. Offering an overview…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Student Evaluation, Literacy, Models
Quinlan, Audrey M. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006
Citing developmental characteristics of each grade level, "A Complete Guide to Rubrics" presents examples and adaptations of assessment rubrics on a variety of subjects. It features examples of teacher-created rubrics, Internet resources, and additional chapters devoted to assessing technological topics, including blogging. This book will be of…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Student Evaluation, Kindergarten, Primary Education
Robinson, Alice A. – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2005
Grandparents play an integral role in a child's life. In recent years these functions have been expanded due to longer life spans, access to better health care, and changing family dynamics. President Jimmy Carter designated Sunday, September 9th, 1979, as the first formal Grandparents Day, and the first Sunday following Labor Day in each…
Descriptors: Fiction, Grandparents, Family Relationship, Children
Schulze, Patricia – 2003
This is a prewriting activity for personal memoir or autobiographical writing. Grade 6-8 students brainstorm for important memories, create graphics or symbols for their most important memories, and construct a life map on tag board or construction paper, connecting drawings and captions of high and low points with a highway. During four 50-minute…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Evaluation Methods, Illustrations, Intermediate Grades
Beyersdorfer, Janet – 2003
In this lesson, students identify the question-answer relationship (QAR) for word problems that relate to a graphic or table. They then use the QAR strategy to determine the mathematical and cognitive actions required to answer the word problem. This activity is particularly appropriate for fourth- and fifth-grade students. During two 40-minute…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Evaluation Methods, Intermediate Grades, Interpersonal Competence
Smith, Chari R. – 2003
Readers Theater is a presentation by two or more participants who read from scripts and interpret a literary work in such a way that the audience imaginatively sense characterization, setting, and action. Traditionally, the primary focus of readers theater is on an effective reading of the script, not on a dramatic presentation. The scripts in…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Females, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities
Department for Education and Skills, London (England). – 2003
The booster lessons included in this book are designed for those children who need targeted support to secure National Curriculum Level 4 in the Key Stage 2 English tests. As the children work through 18 booster lessons, they will revisit key objectives that will help ensure that they achieve their full potential in the end-of-Key Stage 2 tests.…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Intermediate Grades
United States Mint (Dept. of Treasury), Washington, DC. – 2003
The United States Mint 50 State Quarters Program launched a 10-year initiative in 1999, commemorating each of the nation's states in the order they were admitted into the Union. Approximately every 10 weeks (5 times a year) through 2008, a new limited-edition quarter that displays an individual state's design is released into general circulation.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, Economics, Geographic Location, Geography
Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA. – 2003
In its 20th year, History Day in California, a statewide program, is a history-based learning experience for students from grades 4-12. Through participation in History Day, students not only learn about issues, ideas, people, and events in history, but they apply what they have learned through creative and original productions and by developing…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Geography, Intermediate Grades, Primary Sources
McCall, Ava L.; Ristow, Thelma – 2003
United States state history is a required component of the upper elementary social studies curriculum in all 50 states. Noting that few resources exist on the subject of state history, this book aims to show teachers how to plan a state unit using a culturally relevant, social constructivist pedagogy with connections to literacy, a focus on…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Constructivism (Learning), Culturally Relevant Education, Curriculum Development
Croft, Cedric – 2003
This booklet is the Teacher's Manual for "Spell-Write" (Revised), a text to aid students in New Zealand in writing, spelling, and word study programs. "Spell-Write" (Revised) will be used predominantly in Years 4-7 classrooms. The overriding principle which has been retained in this revised edition is that of…
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Foreign Countries, Intermediate Grades, Middle Schools
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