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Effective Strategies for Teaching in K-8 Classrooms

Effective Strategies for Teaching in K-8 Classrooms

May 2012 | 336 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Effective Strategies for Teaching in K-8 Classrooms is a core textbook for general methods courses preparing teachers for Key Stages 1-4. Organized around a comprehensive model of teaching that includes foundations, planning, implementation, and evaluation components, the strategies addressed in this volume are common to instruction in Key Stage 1-4 classrooms. Taken together, the strategies are an essential repertoire for all primary and secondary school teachers.
Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) Correlation Chart
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Correlation Chart
Chapter 1: Establishing the Foundations for Teaching and Learning
Chapter 2: Teaching Diverse Students
Chapter 3: Managing the Classroom Environment
Chapter 4: Planning and Organizing Instruction
Chapter 5: Developing Unit and Daily Lesson Plans
Chapter 6: Evaluating and Measuring Student Learning
Chapter 7: Using Direct Teaching Methods
Chapter 8: Using Authentic Teaching Methods
Chapter 9: Using Integrated Teaching Methods
Chapter 10: Teaching Effective Thinking Strategies
Appendix A: Laboratory Experience: Microteaching and Reflective Teaching
Appendix B: State Licensure/Certification and Reciprocity
Appendix C: Praxis II Case Histories Format
About the Authors


Instructor Teaching Site
The instructor teaching site provides one integrated source for all instructor materials, including the following key components for each chapter:

· A test bank in Word offers a diverse set of test questions and answers for each chapter of the book. Multiple choice, true/false, short answer and essay questions for every chapter will aid instructors in assessing students’ progress and understanding.


· Carefully selected, web-based video links feature relevant content for use in either independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics.


· Chapter-specific PowerPoint slide presentations offer assistance with lecture and review preparation by highlighting essential content, features, and artwork from the book.


· Sample syllabi—for semester, quarter, and online classes—provide suggested models for creating the syllabus for your course.


· Activities and Assignments are lively and stimulating ideas for use both in and out of class reinforce active learning. The activities apply to either individual or group projects.

Student Study Site
An open-access Student Study Site provides a variety of additional resources to enhance students’ understanding of the book content and take their learning one step further. The site includes:

· Carefully selected, web-based video links feature relevant content for use in either independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics.


· E-flashcards are a study tool reinforces student understanding of key terms and concepts that have been outlined in the chapters.


· Flexible self-quizzes allow students to independently assess their progress in learning course material.


· Web Exercises and Activities direct students to useful and current web resources, along with creative activities to extend and reinforce learning.

Kenneth Dean Moore

Kenneth D. Moore (EdD, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Houston) has been involved in teacher education for more than 35 years. During his tenure in higher education he served as Dean of Teacher Education for 12 years and worked closely with school administrators, classroom teachers, student teachers, and teacher education candidates. Dr. Moore has authored four books, numerous journal publications, an ERIC monograph, and has presented many papers at regional and national conventions. He has also served as Director of the Southwest Regional Association of Teachers of Science, President of the Oklahoma Association of Teacher... More About Author

Jacqueline Hansen

Jacqueline Hansen is Associate Professor of Education and Elementary Education Coordinator at Murray State University. Hansen taught in the elementary classroom for 23 years before teaching future and current elementary teachers at the university level. As the au gratis education writer for the Stamp Services division of the United States Postal Service, Dr. Hansen helps create education kits celebrating National Stamp Collecting Month and Black Heritage Month each year. These kits are distributed, free of charge, to 265,000 elementary and middle school teachers twice a year. More About Author

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