Celebrating the Fourth Ideas and Inspiration for Teachers of Grade Four
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Description: -You will be a better teacher for having read and savored this unique and remarkable book. - Regie Routman Can a teacher inspire learning, develop a sense of classroom community, hold the interests of a changing assortment of nine- and ten-year-olds, and continue to spark her own enthusiasm in the process? Joan Servis has been doing that for twenty-five years, and in Celebrating the Fourth, she shares the experience she has gained over a quarter of a century as a fourth-grade teacher in Ohio's progressive Shaker Heights school district. Beginning as a "skill-and-drill teacher," Servis reached a turning point more than ten years ago when a classroom experiment using authentic literature texts yielded dramatic results. Questioning her old practices, she began to consult more freely with colleagues and students. Now, Servis champions a collaborative approach to learning, and shows how your classroom can be invigorated with techniques like daily self-reflection, giving students choices and responsibility, creating a risk-taking environment, and applauding students' success. Celebrating the Fourthis unique not just in its grade-specific focus, but in its comprehensiveness. All subject areas from language arts to math and science are explored, as well as issues like parent outreach and building a sense of classroom community. Along with recommendations for resources and materials, Servis provides sample assessment forms. Especially timely are her ideas for satisfying parents' and administrators' requirements, without diminishing student input.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 1999
Publication date: 9/23/1999
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Joan Servis has taught fourth grade for more than twenty-five years in the Shaker Heights School District of Ohio. She shares her knowledge in curriculum development and student assessment at workshops and presentations across the country.
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|Implementing Science and Social Studies|
|Self-Assessment Together We Can|