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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 - 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.

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.


PrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorAbout the ContributorsPart I. Classroom Practices Across the CurriculumClassroom Management and Community Involvement1. The Process of Effective Classroom Management - Chris Anderson, Grades 6-8 (New Jersey) - Chris Anderson, New Jersey2. Developing Collaboration With Peers - Amy Stump, Grades 6-8 (Arizona) - Amy Stump, Arizona3. 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 Dakota5. Parent Involvement: Heroes Among Us - Judy McEntegart, Grade 6 (Massachusetts) - Judy McEntegart, MassachusettsUsing Technology in the Classroom6. Internet Safety - Sherry Crofut, Grades 6-8 (South Dakota) - Sherry Crofut, South Dakota7. Lights, Camera, Action! - Steven M. Jacobs, Grades 6-8 (Michigan) - Steven M. Jacobs, Michigan8. Using Technology to Teach Language Arts and Social Studies - Donald Fought, Grades 6-8 (North Carolina) - Donald Fought, North Carolina9. Bridging Nations With Problem-Based Learning - Rebekah Hammack, Grade 7 (Oklahoma) - Rebekah Hammack, Oklahoma10. Students Create Podcasts - Brian C. Querry, Grade 8 (Pennsylvania) - Brian C. Querry, PennsylvaniaAssessment11. Short-Cycle Assessments - Darrell Yater, Grades 6-8 (Ohio) - Darrell Yater, OhioPart II. Science and MathTeaching Science12. Science Energy Lesson Including Differentiation and Inclusion - Michalle McCallister, Grades 6-8 (Texas) - Michalle McCallister, Texas13. Creating Booklets Explaining Energy Transformation - Bonnie Garrett, Grades 6-8 (Alabama) - Bonnie Garrett, Alabama14. Creating a Thriving Prairie - Tony Carmichael, Grades 6-8 (Illinois) - Tony Carmichael, Illinois15. Scientific Building Relationships and Inquiry Skills Using Toys - Susan Leeds, Grade 6 (Florida) - Susan Leeds, Florida16. It Is Rocket Science - Thomas J. Bennett, Grade 6 (Indiana) - Thomas J. Bennett, Indiana17. Teaching Students About Cells - Tammie Schrader, Grade 7 (Washington) - Tammie Schrader, Washington18. The Sustainable Green Vehicle - Steven M. Jacobs, Grades 8-9 (Michigan) - Steven M. Jacobs, MichiganTeaching Math19. Coordinate Plane Aerobics - Genia Webb, Grades 6-8 (South Carolina) - Genia Webb, South Carolina20. How Long Will It Take? - Lisa Wood, Grades 5-6 (Arkansas) - Lisa Wood, Arkansas21. The Hallway Crush: How Full Is Full? - Sarah L. Crosse, Grades 7-8 (Nebraska) - Sarah L. Crose, Nebraska22. Maze Madness - Amy Maxey, Grades 7-8 (North Carolina) - Amy Maxey, North Carolina23. Scale and Drawing Relationships - Eric Melnyczenko, Grade 8 (Illinois) - Eric Melnyczenko, IllinoisPart III. Language Arts and Social StudiesTeaching Language Arts24. Story Stew - Alicia Deel, Grades 5-6, Sepcial Needs (Virginia) - Alicia Deel, Virginia25. Teaching Reading, Writing, and Differentiation - Judy McEntegart, Grade 6 (Massachusetts) - Judy McEntegart, Massachusetts26. Tall Tales - Samantha Schwasinger, Grade 8 (Nebraska) - Samantha Schwasinger, Nebraska27. Service-Learning Research Project - Rebecca Stallings, Garde 8 (Alabama) - Rebecca Stallings, Alabama28. Comparing Formal and Informal Language - Sherry Crofut, Grade 8 (South Dakota) - Sherry Crofut, South Dakota29. Teaching Descriptive Writing Using Song Lyrics - Samantha Schwasinger, Grade 8 (Nebraska) - Samantha Schwasinger, NebraskaTeaching Social Studies30. Historical Character Party - Dale Baumwoll, Grade 6 (New Jersey) - Dale Baumwoll, New Jersey31. America's Dust Bowl - Elizabeth Rees Gilbert, Grade 6 (Maryland) - Elizabeth Rees Gilbert, Maryland32. Medieval Italy - Judy Lindauer, Grade 6 (Indiana) - Judy Lindauer, Indiana33. The Workforce - Dale Baumwoll, Grade 6 (New Jersey) - Dale Baumwoll, New Jersey34. War! - Steven M. Jacobs, Grades 6-7 (Michigan) - Steven M. Jacobs, Michigan35. The Mayflower Compact - Spencer Bolejack, Grade 8 (North Carolina) - Spencer Bolejack, North Carolina36. Graveyard of the Atlantic - Spencer Bolejack, Grade 8 (North Carolina) - Spencer Bolejack, North CarolinaPart IV. Music, Art, and Physical EducationCelebrating Music and Art37. Successful Music Through the Use of Standards and Assessment - Denese Odegaard, Grades 6-8 (North Carolina) - Denese Odegaard, North Dakota38. Comics: Integrating Language Arts, Math, and Social Studies With Art - Amy K. Dean, Grade 8 (South Carolina) - Amy K. Dean, South Carolina39. Edible Color Wheels: A New Way to Introduce Color Theory - Gayle Gruber Hegerich, Grade 6 (New Jersey) - Gayle Gruber Hegerich, New Jersey40. Chinese Zodiac: What Animal Are You? - Gayle Gruber Hegerich, Grade 7 (New Jersey) - Gayle Gruber Hegerich, New JerseyPhysical Education41. Feel It Today: Warm-Up and Conditioning Routine - Kathleen F. Engle, Grades 6-8 (Wyoming) - Kathleen F. Engle, Wyoming42. Spider Web and Human Knot - Erin Sweeney, Grade 8 (Virginia) - Erin Sweeney, Virginia

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  • ISBN13: 9781412963428
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 200
  • ID: 9781412963428
  • ISBN10: 1412963427

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