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MORE Best Practices for Elementary Classrooms

What Award-Winning Teachers Do

Visit the classrooms of master teachers and observe their most successful lessons!

In this sequel to Randi Stone's Best Classroom Practices, nationally recognized, award-winning elementary teachers showcase selected practices from their classroom repertoire to share with their colleagues. This inspirational, one-stop guide covers everything from classroom management to teaching reading, writing, math, science, social studies, music, art, technology, and physical education, and provides:

  • Detailed, successful teaching strategies with lists of standards and materials included
  • Innovative activities, lesson plans, and units of study for every content area
  • Classroom strategies across the curriculum, including ideas for involving parents and ways to make inclusion work

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12|Elementary
  • ISBN: 9781412963466
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2009
  • Page Count: 264
  • Publication date: September 04, 2009

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"Whether you are a beginning teacher looking to enhance instruction or a veteran teacher hoping to refresh your teaching strategies, you will find meaningful, creative ways to address your students' needs."
—Patricia M. Richardson, Professor of Practice
University of Maryland

Visit the classrooms of master teachers and observe their most successful lessons!

There is no better way to learn the craft of teaching than by watching an expert teacher at work. In this sequel to Randi Stone's Best Classroom Practices, nationally recognized, award-winning elementary teachers showcase selected practices from their classroom repertoire to share with their colleagues.

Learn what it takes to build a productive, engaged community of learners from some of the nation's best teachers in their own words. This inspirational, one-stop guide covers everything from classroom management to teaching reading, writing, math, science, social studies, music, art, technology, and physical education. You will find:

  • Detailed, successful teaching strategies with lists of relevant standards and materials needed
  • Innovative activities, projects, lesson plans, and units of study for every content area
  • Classroom strategies across the curriculum, including ideas for involving parents and ways to make inclusion work

MORE Best Practices for Elementary Classrooms provides a wide array of excellent lessons to choose from, road-tested by your award-winning colleagues.


Key features

  • An inspirational, one-stop guide to the teaching practices of outstanding Kindergarten through 4th Grade teachers from across the country
  • Detailed, first-hand accounts of successful instructional strategies, divided by topic and subject area
  • Innovative projects, lesson plans, and units of study across the content areas, in addition to more general tips and insights from nationally recognized teachers in exemplary classrooms
  • A smorgasbord of ideas for aspiring or practicing elementary school teachers
Author(s)

Author(s)

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Randi Stone

Randi Stone is the author of nine Corwin Press books: Best Practices for Teaching Reading: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do, Best Practices for Teaching Social Studies: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do, Best Practices for Teaching Writing: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do, Best Practices for Teaching Mathematics: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do, and Best Practices for Teaching Science: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do. She is a graduate of Clark University, Boston University, and Salem State College. She completed her doctorate in education at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface


About the Author


About the Contributors


Part I. Classroom Practices Across the Curriculum


Classroom Management, Creative Scheduling, and Community Involvement


1. Building the Atmosphere, Kindergarten

2. Creating a Classroom Environment, Kindergarten

3. Transition Time, Grades K-5

4. People at Work, Grade 3

Differentiating Instruction in Regular and Inclusive Classrooms


5. Mix and Match, Grades K-12

6. Considering Special Education: Creative Scheduling, Classroom Management, and Inclusion, Grades K-3

7. Personal Education Plan (PEP) Books, Grade 3

8. Planning for Differentiation, Grades 2-5

9. Learning to Teach Inclusion, Grade 4

10. Succeeding in Math Instruction: Considering Special Needs, Grade 5

Using Technology in the Classroom


11. Technology for a Varied and More Interesting Classrooms, Grades K-12

12. Incorporating Technology in the Classroom, Grades 3-4

13. Technological Inventions Research and PowerPoint Project, Grades 3-5

14. Video Production in the Classroom, Grades K-12

Part II. Teaching Math and Science


Teaching Math


15. Schoolwide Math Motivators, Grades K-5

16. Differentiation in Kindergarten Geometry, Kindergarten

17. Patterning Math, Grade 1

18. Using Writing to Teach Math, Grade 1-5

19. Patterns With Toothpicks, Grade 2-5

20. Math-A-Thon, Grade 3

21. Exploring Side Lengths of Triangles and Quadrilaterals, Grade 5

22. Fundraiser Math, Grade 5

23. Problem Solving, Grades 3-5

Teaching Science


24. Huff and Puff, Grades K-2

25. What's It Worth to You?, Grade 2

26. Awareness of Wildlife, Grade 2

27. Pond Partners, Grade 2-4

28. Using Mysteries to Teach Science Inquiry, Grades 2-4

29. Journey With the Loggerheads, Grades 3-5

30. Inquiry and Integration, Grades 3-5

31. Scientific Investigations Driven by Inquiry, Grade 5

32. Student-Expert Groups, Grades 2-5

Part III. Teaching Reading and Writing


Teaching Reading


33. Nonfiction Guided Reading Lesson, Grade 2-3

34. Nonfiction Electronic Book, Grades K-12

35. Reading Assessment Menu, Grades 4-5

36. The Elementary Teacher-Librarian: A Job Defined by the Needs of the School, Grades K-5

37. Total Physical Response (TPR): Let's Get Moving, Grades 2-3 ESL

Teaching Writing


38. Kindergarten Authors, Kindergarten

39. Teaching Writing: What Works, Grades K-2

40. Succeeding With Reading and Writing Instruction for Multi-Level Classrooms, Grades K-5

41. Multigenre Writing, Grade 4-5(+) Gifted

42. Creating Villains to Create Great Narratives, Grades K-5

43. Breakfast Biographies, Grades 4-5

44. An Inquiry Approach to Writing Memoir, Grades 4-5

45. Found Poetry, Grade 5

46. "Big" Poem, Grades 5-6

Part IV. Teaching Social Studies, Music, Art, and PE


Teaching Social Studies


47. Current Events: Learning About Our World, Grade K-12

48. Inaugural Poetry, Grade K-4

49. Cultural Diversity in Our Community: Past and Present, Grades K-4

50. Prejudice Against African Americans During the Time of Segregation, Grades K-4

51. How Simulations and Impersonations Inspire Students, Grade 5

52. Archi-Techs: Learning U.S. History Through Architecture, Grade 5

53. Immigration: Was Your Name Changed at Ellis Island?, Grade 5

Teaching Music, Art, and Physical Education


54. Celebrating Music, Grades 4-5

55. A Taste of Music: Concert Ideas, Grade 5

56. Progressive Portraits, Grades K-6

57. The Motor Lab and Sensory Tools for the Classrooms, Grades K-4

58. Brain Exercises, Grade K-5

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