Tools for Teaching in the Block

ISBN-10: 1412957133

ISBN-13: 9781412957137

Edition: 2009

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Description: This resource provides teachers with research-based strategies and a four-phase lesson planning framework for teaching in the block. The author explores the movement toward the use of block schedules in secondary schools, provides a discussion of the rationale behind teaching in an extended time period, and illustrates the benefits to teachers and students. Subsequent chapters present strategies and activities for: Preparing students for learning by fostering their prior knowledge, helping them set a purpose for reading and learning, and teaching the vocabulary necessary for understanding Helping students actively interact with and process what they have learned Clarifying, reinforcing, and extending student learningTeachers will be able to engage students and increase student achievement by effectively integrating reading, writing, and critical thinking into a 90-minute block of instructional time.

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Book details

List price: $76.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 4/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Roberta L. Sejnost is a university professor and literacy consultant who has taught secondary-level courses in social studies, reading, and English, and college-level courses in literacy, authentic assessment, brain-based learning, multiple intelligences, and cooperative learning. A nationally recognized staff developer and certified trainer, Sejnost has presented at over 200 educational conferences across the country. In 2003, she received the Reading Educator of the Year award from the Illinois Reading Council. Sejnost received a master of education degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a doctorate of education in curriculum and Instruction from Loyola University, Chicago.

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Preparing to Teach the Adolescent Learner
The Adolescent Learner : A Profile
What Can Teachers Do to Facilitate Adolescent Learning?
A Method to Facilitate Adolescent Learning
The First Steps: Curriculum Mapping and Lesson Planning
Chapter Summary
Blackline Masters
Tools for Teaching in the Block
What Are the Tools?
What Constitutes a Brain-Compatible Classroom?
The History of Cooperative Learning
Effective Strategies for Cooperative Learning
Multiple Intelligence Theory
Effective Questioning Techniques
Constructing Good Questions
Questioning Strategies
Graphic Organizers
Chapter Summary
Blackline Masters
Entice the Learner
The First Phase: Enticement
Strategies and Activities to Use to Entice the Learner
Vocabulary Strategies to Entice the Learner
Chapter Summary
Blackline Masters
Enlighten the Learner
The Second Phase: Enlightenment
Strategies and Activities to Use to Enlighten the Learner
Chapter Summary
Engage the Learner
The Third Phase: Engagement
Strategies and Activities to Use to Engage the Learner
Strategies for Monitoring the Reading
Strategies for Guiding the Reading
Chapter Summary
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Extend the Learner
The Fourth Phase: Extension
Strategies and Activities to Use to Extend the Learner
Conversations
Extended-Format Responses
Creative After-Learning Strategies
Employing Different Perspectives
Reflections
Chapter Summary
Blackline Masters
Enact the Learning
The Culmination: Enactment
Strategies and Activities to Use in Each Phase of the Lesson Plan Format
Lesson Ideas for Content Area Disciplines
Some Parting Thoughts
Chapter Summary
References
Index
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