More Best Practices for Middle School Classrooms: What Award-Winning Teachers Do

More Best Practices for Middle School Classrooms: What Award-Winning Teachers Do

By: Randi B. Stone (author)Paperback

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Once again, best-selling author Randi Stone brings together best classroom practices tested by award-winning teachers in schools throughout the United States. Written by and for middle school teachers, "MORE Best Practices for Middle School Classrooms" provides ready-to-go lessons and activities across the curriculum, including specific activities for teaching in science, mathematics, language arts, social studies, music, art, and physical education. Readers will find sections on assessment and technology integration plus special features that include: an environmental science project with ideas for involving the whole school; a discussion of what constitutes Internet safety; and, suggestions from a string specialist about how to assess a middle school orchestra class according to the national standards. All lessons include a brief description of the objectives, a listing of relevant national or state standards, and a variety of great ideas for new and veteran teachers.

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About Author

Randi Stone is the author of nine Corwin Press books: Best Practices for Teaching Reading: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do, Best Practices for Teaching Social Studies: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do, Best Practices for Teaching Writing: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do, Best Practices for Teaching Mathematics: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do, and Best Practices for Teaching Science: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do. She is a graduate of Clark University, Boston University, and Salem State College. She completed her doctorate in education at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

Contents

Preface Acknowledgments About the Author About the Contributors Part I. Classroom Practices Across the Curriculum Classroom Management and Community Involvement 1. The Process of Effective Classroom Management - Chris Anderson, Grades 6-8 (New Jersey) - Chris Anderson, New Jersey 2. Developing Collaboration With Peers - Amy Stump, Grades 6-8 (Arizona) - Amy Stump, Arizona 3. Successful Classroom Management Strategies - Julie M. Pepperman, Grades 6-8 (Tennessee) 4. Taking Ownership - Truman M. Savery, Grades 6-8 (South Dakota) - Truman M. Savery, South Dakota 5. Parent Involvement: Heroes Among Us - Judy McEntegart, Grade 6 (Massachusetts) - Judy McEntegart, Massachusetts Using Technology in the Classroom 6. Internet Safety - Sherry Crofut, Grades 6-8 (South Dakota) - Sherry Crofut, South Dakota 7. Lights, Camera, Action! - Steven M. Jacobs, Grades 6-8 (Michigan) - Steven M. Jacobs, Michigan 8. Using Technology to Teach Language Arts and Social Studies - Donald Fought, Grades 6-8 (North Carolina) - Donald Fought, North Carolina 9. Bridging Nations With Problem-Based Learning - Rebekah Hammack, Grade 7 (Oklahoma) - Rebekah Hammack, Oklahoma 10. Students Create Podcasts - Brian C. Querry, Grade 8 (Pennsylvania) - Brian C. Querry, Pennsylvania Assessment 11. Short-Cycle Assessments - Darrell Yater, Grades 6-8 (Ohio) - Darrell Yater, Ohio Part II. Science and Math Teaching Science 12. Science Energy Lesson Including Differentiation and Inclusion - Michalle McCallister, Grades 6-8 (Texas) - Michalle McCallister, Texas 13. Creating Booklets Explaining Energy Transformation - Bonnie Garrett, Grades 6-8 (Alabama) - Bonnie Garrett, Alabama 14. Creating a Thriving Prairie - Tony Carmichael, Grades 6-8 (Illinois) - Tony Carmichael, Illinois 15. Scientific Building Relationships and Inquiry Skills Using Toys - Susan Leeds, Grade 6 (Florida) - Susan Leeds, Florida 16. It Is Rocket Science - Thomas J. Bennett, Grade 6 (Indiana) - Thomas J. Bennett, Indiana 17. Teaching Students About Cells - Tammie Schrader, Grade 7 (Washington) - Tammie Schrader, Washington 18. The Sustainable Green Vehicle - Steven M. Jacobs, Grades 8-9 (Michigan) - Steven M. Jacobs, Michigan Teaching Math 19. Coordinate Plane Aerobics - Genia Webb, Grades 6-8 (South Carolina) - Genia Webb, South Carolina 20. How Long Will It Take? - Lisa Wood, Grades 5-6 (Arkansas) - Lisa Wood, Arkansas 21. The Hallway Crush: How Full Is Full? - Sarah L. Crosse, Grades 7-8 (Nebraska) - Sarah L. Crose, Nebraska 22. Maze Madness - Amy Maxey, Grades 7-8 (North Carolina) - Amy Maxey, North Carolina 23. Scale and Drawing Relationships - Eric Melnyczenko, Grade 8 (Illinois) - Eric Melnyczenko, Illinois Part III. Language Arts and Social Studies Teaching Language Arts 24. Story Stew - Alicia Deel, Grades 5-6, Sepcial Needs (Virginia) - Alicia Deel, Virginia 25. Teaching Reading, Writing, and Differentiation - Judy McEntegart, Grade 6 (Massachusetts) - Judy McEntegart, Massachusetts 26. Tall Tales - Samantha Schwasinger, Grade 8 (Nebraska) - Samantha Schwasinger, Nebraska 27. Service-Learning Research Project - Rebecca Stallings, Garde 8 (Alabama) - Rebecca Stallings, Alabama 28. Comparing Formal and Informal Language - Sherry Crofut, Grade 8 (South Dakota) - Sherry Crofut, South Dakota 29. Teaching Descriptive Writing Using Song Lyrics - Samantha Schwasinger, Grade 8 (Nebraska) - Samantha Schwasinger, Nebraska Teaching Social Studies 30. Historical Character Party - Dale Baumwoll, Grade 6 (New Jersey) - Dale Baumwoll, New Jersey 31. America's Dust Bowl - Elizabeth Rees Gilbert, Grade 6 (Maryland) - Elizabeth Rees Gilbert, Maryland 32. Medieval Italy - Judy Lindauer, Grade 6 (Indiana) - Judy Lindauer, Indiana 33. The Workforce - Dale Baumwoll, Grade 6 (New Jersey) - Dale Baumwoll, New Jersey 34. War! - Steven M. Jacobs, Grades 6-7 (Michigan) - Steven M. Jacobs, Michigan 35. The Mayflower Compact - Spencer Bolejack, Grade 8 (North Carolina) - Spencer Bolejack, North Carolina 36. Graveyard of the Atlantic - Spencer Bolejack, Grade 8 (North Carolina) - Spencer Bolejack, North Carolina Part IV. Music, Art, and Physical Education Celebrating Music and Art 37. Successful Music Through the Use of Standards and Assessment - Denese Odegaard, Grades 6-8 (North Carolina) - Denese Odegaard, North Dakota 38. Comics: Integrating Language Arts, Math, and Social Studies With Art - Amy K. Dean, Grade 8 (South Carolina) - Amy K. Dean, South Carolina 39. Edible Color Wheels: A New Way to Introduce Color Theory - Gayle Gruber Hegerich, Grade 6 (New Jersey) - Gayle Gruber Hegerich, New Jersey 40. Chinese Zodiac: What Animal Are You? - Gayle Gruber Hegerich, Grade 7 (New Jersey) - Gayle Gruber Hegerich, New Jersey Physical Education 41. Feel It Today: Warm-Up and Conditioning Routine - Kathleen F. Engle, Grades 6-8 (Wyoming) - Kathleen F. Engle, Wyoming 42. Spider Web and Human Knot - Erin Sweeney, Grade 8 (Virginia) - Erin Sweeney, Virginia

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/05/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781412963428
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 200
  • ID: 9781412963428
  • weight: 318
  • ISBN10: 1412963427

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