For Elementary and Middle School Curriculum Development and Methods classes.
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.
Table of Contents
EXPLORING FOUNDATIONAL CONTEXTS AND CURRICULUM CHALLENGES 1
Chapter 1 Curriculum Today: Influences and Challenges 5
Chapter 2 How Children Learn: Similarities and Differences 25
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
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
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
Author Index 361
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$52.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-502007-4