With its sights clearly set on middle school teachers and the middle school teaching experience, this new book expands the definition of literacy to encompass today's popular electronic and audiovisual media. Research-driven coverage offers a thorough presentation of the theory of middle school teaching, plus a wealth of real stories from real classrooms that demonstrate strategies in actual practice. KEY TOPICS The authors address the current emphasis on standards, discussing their advantages and disadvantages and integrating them throughout; embrace the notion of inclusion by offering numerous suggestions for teaching special-needs students in the regular classroom; and explore the social and cultural complexitiesaand the joys and challengesaof teaching today's adolescents. For teachers and future teachers of middle school.The perspectives included overviews, first person, and the ever-popular missing wall that gave a kind of diorama of the scene. ... I shifted my grading rubric to include the studenta#39;s aquot;eye for detail, aquot; which came to include giving students credit foranbsp;...
|Author||:||Margaret J. Finders, Susan Hynds|
|Publisher||:||Prentice Hall - 2003|