Exemplary Instruction in the Middle Grades

Exemplary Instruction in the Middle Grades

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Offering fresh alternatives to common instructional practices that fail to get results, this accessible, highly practical guide highlights ways to motivate middle school students while enhancing content-area learning. Each chapter features an enlightening case study of a teacher whose current strategies are not supported by research; describes effective instructional alternatives, illustrated with concrete examples; and lists online resources and lesson examples. Emphasis is given to supporting critical engagement with texts and drawing on technology and new literacies. The book covers specific content areasa€”including science, social studies, math, and literaturea€”as well as ways to teach oral literacy and writing across the curriculum.Leta#39;s see how another teacher, Ms. Shipper, teaches coordinate graphing, but in a more effective, engaging manner (as ... She also distributes to each pair a premade transparency with an image of centimeter grid paper on it. ... Students gain further practice with plotting and identifying points on the Cartesian coordinate system by engaging in a friendly version of the game Battleship, whereby studentsanbsp;...

Title:Exemplary Instruction in the Middle Grades
Author:Diane Lapp, Barbara Moss
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2012-01-27


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