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Effective Strategies for Teaching in K-8 Classrooms

Effective Strategies for Teaching in K-8 Classrooms

January 2011 | 336 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

An essential repertoire of practical teaching and classroom management strategies

Featuring a wealth of reflection activities and connections to standards, this concise, easy-to-read teaching methods text equips students with the content knowledge and skills they need to become effective K–8 teachers. The book maximizes instructional flexibility, reflects current educational issues, highlights recent research, and models best pedagogical practices. Current and realistic examples, a section in each chapter on using technology in the classroom, and material on differentiating instruction for diverse learners—including students with special needs and English language learners—make this a must-have resource for any K–8 teacher.

Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) Correlation Chart
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Correlation Chart
Chapter 1: Establishing the Foundations for Teaching and Learning
Chapter 2: Teaching Diverse Students
Chapter 3: Managing the Classroom Environment
Chapter 4: Planning and Organizing Instruction
Chapter 5: Developing Unit and Daily Lesson Plans
Chapter 6: Evaluating and Measuring Student Learning
Chapter 7: Using Direct Teaching Methods
Chapter 8: Using Authentic Teaching Methods
Chapter 9: Using Integrated Teaching Methods
Chapter 10: Teaching Effective Thinking Strategies
Appendix A: Laboratory Experience: Microteaching and Reflective Teaching
Appendix B: State Licensure/Certification and Reciprocity
Appendix C: Praxis II Case Histories Format
About the Authors


Instructor Teaching Site
The instructor teaching site provides one integrated source for all instructor materials, including the following key components for each chapter:

· A test bank in Word offers a diverse set of test questions and answers for each chapter of the book. Multiple choice, true/false, short answer and essay questions for every chapter will aid instructors in assessing students’ progress and understanding.


· Carefully selected, web-based video links feature relevant content for use in either independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics.


· Chapter-specific PowerPoint slide presentations offer assistance with lecture and review preparation by highlighting essential content, features, and artwork from the book.


· Sample syllabi—for semester, quarter, and online classes—provide suggested models for creating the syllabus for your course.


· Activities and Assignments are lively and stimulating ideas for use both in and out of class reinforce active learning. The activities apply to either individual or group projects.

Student Study Site
An open-access Student Study Site provides a variety of additional resources to enhance students’ understanding of the book content and take their learning one step further. The site includes:

· Carefully selected, web-based video links feature relevant content for use in either independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics.


· E-flashcards are a study tool reinforces student understanding of key terms and concepts that have been outlined in the chapters.


· Flexible self-quizzes allow students to independently assess their progress in learning course material.


· Web Exercises and Activities direct students to useful and current web resources, along with creative activities to extend and reinforce learning.

Key features

Key Features:

  • Overviews, Objectives, and Before We Begin sections help students make personal connections with the chapter material and establish a "what to look for" mindset that creates a framework for learning.
  • Reflect and Apply Exercises provide an opportunity for students to pause, reflect on, and apply the text information.
  • Application Exercises help students gain more insight into the issues addressed in the text and increase their ability to apply what they've learned.
  • End-of-chapter Tech Connections sections familiarize students with current technological resources and tools they can use in the classroom.
  • Video clips of classroom examples, which are available on the open-access Student Study Site, are identified with icons throughout the text.

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