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Alton-Lee, Adrienne; Diggins, Cathy; Klenner, Lena; Vine, Elaine; Dalton, Ngaio – Elementary School Journal, 2001
Details a New Zealand new-entrant class discussion in social studies. Discusses implications for student participation in class discussions, access to information, linking new information to prior experience and knowledge, and development of a learning community to facilitate exploration of the principles underlying the teacher's pedagogy and the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Foreign Countries
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Reys, Robert E. – Elementary School Journal, 1984
Begins with a definition of mental computation and then provides an overview of its evolution during the twentieth century. Significant benefits from teaching mental computation are highlighted, along with a framework and guidelines for instructing elementary school students. A parallel discussion is also provided for computational estimation. (RH)
Descriptors: Computation, Elementary Education, Estimation (Mathematics), History
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Brophy, Jere E. – Elementary School Journal, 1983
Reviews research in the areas of classroom organization and management, delineating the principles underlying a comprehensive approach to these areas. (MP)
Descriptors: Class Organization, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Educational Principles
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Graham, Steve – Elementary School Journal, 1983
Provides a variety of general guidelines for developing an effective spelling program. Argues that at a minimum, teachers should ensure that spelling instruction for a particular student is comprehensive, individualized, and based on a foundation of research evidence. (RH)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Guidelines
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Humes, Ann – Elementary School Journal, 1983
Discusses theoretical models of the composing process and summarizes major related research. Indicates ways to help students with the planning and revising components of the process and suggests writing experiences that do not increase the number of compositions teachers must read and evaluate. (RH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Guidelines, Models
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Shaw, Robert A.; And Others – Elementary School Journal, 1983
Presents guidelines that help teachers plan how to assist students during a writing lesson. Special emphasis is given to facilitative teaching activities such as reviewing previous instruction, orienting students to the writing task, and evaluating students' skills and ideas. (RH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Guidelines, Planning
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Lawlor, Joseph – Elementary School Journal, 1983
Classifies various syntactic structures normally included in sentence-combining instruction into five categories: coordinates, adverbials, restrictive noun modifiers, noun substitutes, and free modifiers. Within each category, structures are further divided into three levels to provide teachers with guidelines for planning instruction. (RH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Sentence Combining, Sequential Approach
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McCutchen, Deborah; Perfetti, Charles A. – Elementary School Journal, 1983
Suggests that children typically unsuccessful in planning at global levels might improve their writing by paying attention to the local coherence constraints of sentences. Local coherence is a quality of written language achieved through the use of local connections (such as "also") that relate ideas across several sentences into a coherent…
Descriptors: Cohesion (Written Composition), Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods
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Beach, John D. – Elementary School Journal, 1983
Describes a unit for third and fourth graders that begins with stimulating activities, progresses through activities designed to focus students' thinking, and culminates in prewriting/writing activities. A flow chart of the sequence is provided to aid adaptation for fifth and sixth graders. (RH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Flow Charts, Grade 3
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Sisk, Dorothy A. – Elementary School Journal, 1982
Reviews literature arguing for the moral education of gifted students. Bibliotherapy and group dynamics activities are advocated as strategies for promoting moral development. An approach to using stories in bibliotherapy is suggested in appended material. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Bibliotherapy, Elementary Education, Ethical Instruction, Gifted
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Treffinger, Donald J. – Elementary School Journal, 1982
Summarizes 60 characteristics of effective instruction for gifted students that can be provided in the regular classroom. These characteristics include six general categories or areas of "need": individualizing basic instruction, appropriate enrichment, effective acceleration, independence and self-direction, personal and social growth, and career…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Gifted, Learning Activities, Mainstreaming
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Krall, Florence R.; Gitlin, Andrew – Elementary School Journal, 1982
Outlines the principles underlining the ethnography approach and illustrates how these principles can be applied to promote elementary school students' cognitive growth and cross-cultural understanding. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cultural Awareness, Ethnography, Grade 6
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Salend, Spencer J.; Knops, Betsy – Elementary School Journal, 1984
Presents a model for generating hypothetical examples of difficulties that handicapped students may encounter in mainstreamed settings. Additionally presents data to evaluate the effectiveness of hypothetical examples in promoting positive attitudes toward the handicapped. (RH)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Childhood Attitudes, Disabilities
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Bossert, Steven T. – Elementary School Journal, 1981
Discusses some of the problems in recent research on sex differences in classroom interaction, and suggests an interaction model of sex equity in the classroom. The model involves three concepts that characterize the transmission and reinforcement of sex role messages: teacher feedback, role opportunity structure, and student mediation. (CM)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Feedback
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And Others; Andreasen, Nann – Elementary School Journal, 1980
Summarizes a seminar discussion on teaching composition skills to elementary school students. (MP)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Interviews
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