In this era of rigorous standards, testing, and overcrowded curricula, many teachers are left wondering how they're ever going to cover the material.Less Is More in Elementary School offers realistic solutions by providing ways teachers can streamline their curriculum, get the most out of assessment, communicate with families, and engage students in their own learning. This much-needed book will help you meet the demands of the Common Core more efficiently and effectively.
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Each chapter is filled with practical strategies that you can implement immediately, as well as suggested resources for learning more about a particular topic.
Taking a close look at the forces that affect English education in schools-at the ways literature, cognitive science, the privileging of the STEM disciplines, and current educational policies are connected-this timely book counters with a strong argument for the importance of continuing to teach literature in middle and secondary classrooms. The case is made through critical examination of the ongoing "culture wars" between the humanities and the sciences, recent research in cognitive literary studies demonstrating the power of narrative reading, and an analysis of educational trends that have marginalized literature teaching in the U.S., including standards-based and scripted curricula. The book is distinctive in presenting both a synthesis of arguments for literary study in the middle and high school and sample lesson plans from practicing teachers exemplifying how literature can positively influence adolescents' intellectual, emotional, and social selves.
"Language Policy in Schools" provides school administrators and teachers a practical approach for designing a language policy for their school and for dealing with the language issues that confront schools, particularly those operating in settings of linguistic and cultural diversity. It can be used as a text in teacher and administrator preparation programs, graduate programs, and in-service and professional development programs. Special features include:
This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.
Jenna and Anna begin the school year with a new set of adventures: Their favorite teacher has come back with a new name and a mysterious husband and Anna's grandmother-with Jenna and Anna's help, of course-reconnects with a visitor from the past. Follow Jenna and Anna as they discover the surprises held by the old schoolyard, create delicious Halloween treats, and discover the secret of the skull in the school.
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