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MORE Best Practices for Elementary Classrooms
What Award-Winning Teachers Do



December 2009 | 264 pages | Corwin
Thisánew best practices book from Randi Stoneùa sequel to her Best Practices Classrooms: What Award-Winning Elementary Teachers Doùis written by award-winning elementary school teachers for aspiring and practicing elementary school teachers. Like the middle and high school versions, MORE Best Practices for Elementary Classroomsáoffers specific classroom activities for different subjects, ideas for involving parents, ways toámake inclusion work,ástrategies for using technology across the content areas, and more!
 
Preface
 
About the Author
 
About the Contributors
 
Part I. Classroom Practices Across the Curriculum
 
Classroom Management, Creative Scheduling, and Community Involvement
Elizabeth Grelle Kruse, Illinois
1. Building the Atmosphere, Kindergarten
Tony Nichols, Illinois
2. Creating a Classroom Environment, Kindergarten
Ginger Mendenhall, Oklahoma
3. Transition Time, Grades K-5
KJ Bailey, Florida
4. People at Work, Grade 3
 
Differentiating Instruction in Regular and Inclusive Classrooms
Ginger Mendenhall, Oklahoma
5. Mix and Match, Grades K-12
Kendra Jiles, South Carolina
6. Considering Special Education: Creative Scheduling, Classroom Management, and Inclusion, Grades K-3
Sharla Steever, South Dakota
7. Personal Education Plan (PEP) Books, Grade 3
Kelli Higgins, Illinois
8. Planning for Differentiation, Grades 2-5
Brandy Bailey, Mississippi
9. Learning to Teach Inclusion, Grade 4
Michelle Gale, Georgia
10. Succeeding in Math Instruction: Considering Special Needs, Grade 5
 
Using Technology in the Classroom
Helen Melvin, Maine
11. Technology for a Varied and More Interesting Classrooms, Grades K-12
Marianne Morin, New York
12. Incorporating Technology in the Classroom, Grades 3-4
LeAnn Morris, Nevada
13. Technological Inventions Research and PowerPoint Project, Grades 3-5
Michael Flynn, Massachusetts
14. Video Production in the Classroom, Grades K-12
 
Part II. Teaching Math and Science
 
Teaching Math
Lisa M. Hall, Virginia
15. Schoolwide Math Motivators, Grades K-5
Barb A. Egbert, Missouri
16. Differentiation in Kindergarten Geometry, Kindergarten
Ina Bouker, Arkansas
17. Patterning Math, Grade 1
Ganna Maymind, New Jersey
18. Using Writing to Teach Math, Grade 1-5
Deb Guthrie, Minnesota
19. Patterns With Toothpicks, Grade 2-5
Kelli Higgins, Illinois
20. Math-A-Thon, Grade 3
Pam Cyr, Vermont
21. Exploring Side Lengths of Triangles and Quadrilaterals, Grade 5
Shari Kaneshiro, Hawaii
22. Fundraiser Math, Grade 5
Debbie Gordon, Arizona
23. Problem Solving, Grades 3-5
 
Teaching Science
Karin Huttsell, Indiana
24. Huff and Puff, Grades K-2
Diana A. Minor, Missouri
25. What's It Worth to You?, Grade 2
Marianne Sipe, Tennessee
26. Awareness of Wildlife, Grade 2
Wendy Smith, New York
27. Pond Partners, Grade 2-4
Frieda Taylor Aiken, Georgia
28. Using Mysteries to Teach Science Inquiry, Grades 2-4
Nancy Bryant, North Carolina
29. Journey With the Loggerheads, Grades 3-5
Amy Nicholl, Colorado
30. Inquiry and Integration, Grades 3-5
Debbie Easley, Alabama
31. Scientific Investigations Driven by Inquiry, Grade 5
Carol Brueggeman, Colorado
32. Student-Expert Groups, Grades 2-5
 
Part III. Teaching Reading and Writing
 
Teaching Reading
Maranda Alcala, Oregon
33. Nonfiction Guided Reading Lesson, Grade 2-3
Karen Brown, Colorado
34. Nonfiction Electronic Book, Grades K-12
Reid Nunn, New Mexico
35. Reading Assessment Menu, Grades 4-5
Peggy J. Billiard, Indiana
36. The Elementary Teacher-Librarian: A Job Defined by the Needs of the School, Grades K-5
Jodi Jari, Wisconsin
37. Total Physical Response (TPR): Let's Get Moving, Grades 2-3 ESL
 
Teaching Writing
Renee Borden, Tennessee
38. Kindergarten Authors, Kindergarten
Nikki Salvatico, Pennsylvania
39. Teaching Writing: What Works, Grades K-2
Kendra Jiles, South Carolina
40. Succeeding With Reading and Writing Instruction for Multi-Level Classrooms, Grades K-5
Karen Brown, Colorado
41. Multigenre Writing, Grade 4-5(+) Gifted
Andrea Payan, Wisconsin
42. Creating Villains to Create Great Narratives, Grades K-5
Tammy Spratt, Kentucky
43. Breakfast Biographies, Grades 4-5
Stacy Gardner Dibble, Minnesota
44. An Inquiry Approach to Writing Memoir, Grades 4-5
Kim Tredick, California
45. Found Poetry, Grade 5
Sue Davis Pope, Utah
46. "Big" Poem, Grades 5-6
 
Part IV. Teaching Social Studies, Music, Art, and PE
 
Teaching Social Studies
Karen Brown, Colorado
47. Current Events: Learning About Our World, Grade K-12
Luella L. Atkins, Missouri
48. Inaugural Poetry, Grade K-4
Chris Shadle, Ohio
49. Cultural Diversity in Our Community: Past and Present, Grades K-4
Kim Heckart, Iowa
50. Prejudice Against African Americans During the Time of Segregation, Grades K-4
Heather E. Robinson, Arizona
51. How Simulations and Impersonations Inspire Students, Grade 5
Eileen Beigel, Florida
52. Archi-Techs: Learning U.S. History Through Architecture, Grade 5
Tammy Spratt, Kentucky
53. Immigration: Was Your Name Changed at Ellis Island?, Grade 5
 
Teaching Music, Art, and Physical Education
Heather E. Robinson, Arizona
54. Celebrating Music, Grades 4-5
Denese Odegaard, North Dakota
55. A Taste of Music: Concert Ideas, Grade 5
Susan Menkes, New York
56. Progressive Portraits, Grades K-6
Cindy L. Hodgeson, Arizona
57. The Motor Lab and Sensory Tools for the Classrooms, Grades K-4
Tammy Haggerty Jones, Illinois
58. Brain Exercises, Grade K-5

"Presents a wealth of practical, hands-on classroom practices that are directly related to content standards. 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

"The chapters are written by teachers for teachers, and readers will enjoy being able to pull ideas and activities directly from the book that address areas of concern to them in their classrooms."

Deborah Alexander-Davis, Educational Consultant
Retired Principal, Kingston Elementary School, TN

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ISBN: 9781412963466
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