Leveraging a wealth of information from the New Teacher Center, this user-friendly guide provides a solid foundation for classroom management, lesson planning, and assessment. Teachers will learn step-by-step tips for organizing standards-based curriculum across the content areas, supported by extensive reproducible forms and go-to references. This new edition also includes:Lesson plans by exemplary math and language arts teachers Guidelines for clear homework procedures Strategies for working with struggling readers Tips for maintaining contact with parents A list of key resources for secondary teachers
Use writing as a tool for helping students master content!
This updated edition of a best-selling book offers explicit strategies for differentiating writing instruction to help students learn content and develop as writers. The authors address how to create a climate for writing, use flexible groupings, differentiate instruction, and assess student writing. Offering new strategies and activities for effective writing instruction, this second edition:Covers informational text writing and critical thinking skills Includes guidance for working with English language learners Discusses current research about writing and learning Offers expanded coverage of assessment methods and tools
Cowley offers advice on improving skills and confidence, and getting students
excited about writing - not just in literacy or English, but across the
curriculum. This book is full of engaging and creative approaches for writers
at all stages of confidence and competence: from children just starting to
write, to experienced learners looking to perfect their own style. This edition
includes new material on: • writing in the Digital Age• creative ideas for getting boys to write• cross-curricular writing projects On the companion website you'll find lots of useful extras, including advice
about the teacher as writer - how you can use your writing skills beyond the
school. This thoroughly practical guide will interest all educators who want to
maximise the potential of every one of their students. It is an invaluable
resource for teachers working at secondary and FE level, but equally a source
of inspiration and practical advice for practitioners in primary schools.
Translating the Common Core State Standards into an effective curriculum is at the top of many educators’ to-do list, and this book shows you how. This text familiarizes teachers and curriculum designers with the key points of the ELA core standards and demonstrates how to design effective curriculum units to align with them. The author provides practical and accessible tools for developing a map and for making the important connections among all unit map components, including differentiated instruction. Also included are:A rationale for each of the ELA common core standards An overview of the key benefits Reproducible templates and examples of unit curriculum maps
Students' learning styles are as unique as their personalities. As a result, the most successful teachers are often those who understand how to adjust their educational techniques to honor students of all intelligences and backgrounds. This comprehensive resource, based on the author's years of research and experience, presents a usable, understandable framework that assists K–12 teachers in achieving success in today's differentiated classroom.
From easy-to-implement techniques to detailed templates for planning lengthy curriculum units, teachers receive clear direction for appealing to the learning personalities in their diverse classrooms. Readers will also find:
• Relevant stories, exercises, and examples to illustrate differentiated classroom instruction
• Balanced advice for improving student growth and performance in small-group work, class discussions, and relationship building
• Practical ideas and activities for immediate application in the classroom
This book gives teachers a toolkit they can use to create an effective learning experience for any student. Discover teaching techniques that result in success for students of all learning styles!