9781462502936

Exemplary Instruction in the Middle Grades Teaching That Supports Engagement and Rigorous Learning

  • ISBN 13:

    9781462502936

  • ISBN 10:

    1462502938

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/04/2011
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press

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Summary

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 areas-including science, social studies, math, and literature-as well as ways to teach oral literacy and writing across the curriculum.

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