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Curriculum and Instructional Methods for the Elementary and Middle School, 7th edition

  • Johanna K. Lemlech

Published by Pearson (April 9th 2009) - Copyright © 2010

7th edition

Overview

Unlike texts that focus on either the “how” or “what” of teaching, Curriculum and Instructional Methods for the Elementary and Middle School explores both the “how” (instruction) and “what” (content), and provides an integrative approach to ensure teachers a broad knowledge base when they enter the classroom.
 
This successful K-8 elementary methods text includes both general topics of classroom management, learner differences, planning, assessment, and models of teaching with unique chapters on integrating the best teaching strategies for each content area.  By incorporating detailed teaching scenarios, this text offers teacher candidates a hands-on, real-world approach with practical instructional strategies and teaching hints related to research, ELL, planning, and more!
 
The new edition includes coverage of current issues and topics impacting teachers and students in today's classrooms are including bullying (Ch. 2 & 14), school safety and violence (Ch.1), home schooling and charter schools (Ch. 1 & 14), and much more.

Table of contents

Brief Contents

 

 

PART I
EXPLORING FOUNDATIONAL CONTEXTS AND CURRICULUM CHALLENGES  1

Chapter 1   Curriculum Today: Influences and Challenges    5

Chapter 2   How Children Learn: Similarities and Differences           25

 

PART II

DELIVERY OF INSTRUCTION: HOW TEACHERS TEACH    47       

 

Chapter 3   Classroom Management: Planning and Guiding Learning Experiences     51

Chapter 4   Exposition and Discussion Strategies     85

Chapter 5   Inquiry Teaching Strategies       107

Chapter 6   Curriculum Planning: The Teaching Unit 139

Chapter 7   Monitoring and Assessing Students’ Progress    155

 

PART III

IMPLEMENTING THE CURRICULUM  181

 

Chapter 8   Teaching English Language Arts            183

Chapter 9   Social Experiences: The Nature of the Social Studies     217

Chapter 10 Mathematics Education 241

Chapter 11 Science Education       264

Chapter 12 Health and Physical Education  285

Chapter 13  Arts Education            307

 

PART IV

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH       327

Chapter 14 Professional Development and Teacher Leadership: Personal Responsibilities    329

 

Appendix A            Useful Web Sites          351

 

Appendix B            Preparing for a Substitute Teacher         353

 

Bibliography  355

 

Author Index   361

 

Subject Index

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