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 areasaincluding science, social studies, math, and literatureaas 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|