TEACH A to Z teacher Stuff Lesson plans, thematic units, activities. teach Net Hastips for teachers in all subject areas, also has links to other sites. http://www.vwsd.k12.ms.us/wwwroot1/redwood/teach.htm
Extractions: Mystery Corner Place old items that the students might be unfamiliar with on display. (Ex. coffee grinders, animal yokes, ice thongs) Submitted by Mrs. Lee A map of the 50 United States has been drawn and painted on a concrete surface outside. Students walk on each state and name it, spell it, and/or name the state capitals. This can be done in groups, individually, or as a team competition. Submitted by Mrs. Lee, 50 States and their capitals - This is a good site for learning about the different states. Math: To keep up with notes and excuses that students bring I purchased a large portable file folder box. I put hanging folders in the box(1per student). I then put one pocket folder (these work best so notes don't fall out) inside each hanging folder. I put each student's name on one of the tabs of the hanging folder. As student bring excuses or signed discipline forms they are put in that child's folder. When questions come up about a child's absences or their behavior, I just pull out their folder and have information available without having to search. Submitted by Mrs. Angela Crocker
Extractions: This new institute will bring together participants of previous NFLRC institutes who have developed expertise in a) action research, b) elementary school foreign language education, c) technology, and/or d) thematic planning to synthesize their knowledge and skills in all four topic areas, to expand their perspectives on initiating and sustaining change, and to acquire research-based techniques for creating effective change through mentoring and leadership.
Extractions: The National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center, one of six centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education, was established at Iowa State University (ISU), Ames, Iowa to support K-12 foreign language education nationally. Evaluation of the Center and its activities was conducted by the Research Institute for Studies in Education (RISE) at ISU. The major findings of the evaluation are presented in this executive summary. (The complete report is available from the Center.)
The Bag Ladies Dont let the corporate name mislead you, these thematic units for grades K5 manipulatives,and wonderful, wonderful ideas, so get several and teach to a http://www.melissaforney.com/the bag ladies.htm
Teacher Tools Online Lesson Plan Mega Search Page teaching Through Technology ELE teach-Nology LessonPlan Center GEM-Gateway for Educational Materials. K-2 thematic units 3-5 http://www.bataviacsd.org/JK/Teacher Info/teacher_tools_online.htm
Interview Questions teach me how to write; What if you had a child in your class who was on medicationand his behavior was regressing would you Do you use thematic units? http://www.theteacherspot.com/firstyears/interviewquestions.html
Extractions: Sample Teacher Interview Questions What would you do if a parent came in extremely upset and said that his/her child had been treated unfairly during an incident at lunch that day? How will you include parents in the educational process? What do you expect from a principal? "If someone came into your class room what would they see happening/how would it be arranged?" (two questions, really) Why did you chose teaching? How do you feel about inclusion? What techniques do you use for behavior management in your classroom? Other interviews were rigid with 6 people at a round table firing questions like How would you develop a reading curriculum for our school? Teach me how to write What if you had a child in your class who was on medication and his behavior was regressing...would you reconsider teaching? What would you do if a Special Education Teacher came to you and asked if she could have a prep period with you to plan for a child in your class that is special ed? What reading series have you used?
Pre-Conference Workshops: Model Units is on supporting teachers in planning thematic units that integrate language, content,and culture. Although I demonstrate in Spanish, I often teach with other http://carla.acad.umn.edu/conference2001/PreConf_ModelUnits.html
Extractions: T T A A s I often do for ideas about good teaching in general, I return to Dewey, who in 1938 proposed, "...experience...provide[s] the starting point for all further learning" ( p. 74). Participating in model thematic units/lessons gives language teachers valuable experiences they can transfer to their classroom teaching, which in turn helps them create interesting and engaging language learning contexts for their students. *I would like to thank Helena Curtain, Carol Ann Pesola Dahlberg, and Mimi Met for showing me the value of using model lessons in FLES methods classes.
Extractions: Teaching Electronic Information Skills (TEIS) Resource Guides incorporate practical ideas and activities for teaching information skills within thematic units, including lesson plans that are easily adaptable to your library and classroom. We offer specialized TEIS resource guides for grades K-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Watch for updates of the TEIS Resource Guides on the pathwaysmodel.com web site. See online versions of selected thematic units at pathwaysmodel.com
Thematic Units Of Study Definition Characteristics of thematic units Avoid trying to teach too much InServiceTraining Encourage faculty to change with the times by providing http://www.warrennet.org/countybirds/themes.html
Extractions: The Sample Themes PA Heritage : Elementary School Participants : Elementary School Instructors taking Cognition Survival : Middle School Participants : Sandi Yanders, Bridget Bokansky, Jodi Harris Roaring Twenties : HS Participants : Tim Clancy, Lauren Clancy, Byron Hecker, Sue Farina, and Keith Haverstock
Thematic Units And The Internet strategies, activities, literature and materials to teach and expand our knowledgein interdicsiplinary ways, teaching through thematic units assists students http://connect.barry.edu/ect653/thematic/main.htm
Thanksgiving Lesson Plans And Thematic Units Thanksgiving Lesson Plans/Thanksgiving thematic units/Thanksgiving Activities. unitstudy The following unit study will not only teach your children the origin http://www.theteachersguide.com/thanksgivinglessonplans.htm
Extractions: Thanksgiving Thematic Unit Thanksgiving Thematic Unit is based on the following pieces of literature: A Turkey for Thanksgiving, Silly Tilly's Thanksgiving Dinner, Thanksgiving at the Tappletons'. This reproducible resource is filled with ready-to-use lessons and cross-curricular activities. Also included are management ideas, creative suggestions for the classroom, and a bibliography.
Extractions: Language Arts Success Stories Lesson Plans Minute-by-Minute Month-by-Month ... Electronic Portfolios Early Childhood Special Educationä by Kathy Van Velzen Special education preschool teacher Kathy Van Velzen obtained a grant through San Bernardino County Schools several years ago to create a curriculum of downloadable software and lesson plans for special education teachers in the County and to publish the materials on the San Bernardino County Schools Web site. As a result, teachers across the world can instantly access a classroom-ready curriculum of early childhood thematic units that incorporate technology by visiting the Early Childhood Thematic Unitsä Web site at http://www.sbcss.k12.ca.us/sbcss/specialeducation/ecthematic/index.html Van Velzen regularly maintains and updates the Web site, which contains 11 thematic units. The Winter Holidaysä unit was featured as a Best Betä on the USA TODAYs Education Web site from December 5 ö 10, 2000 for educational value.
Cross- Curricular s literature to teach economics and geography concepts. Here are 332 childrensbooks with accompanying activity ideas. Minithematic language Arts units. http://education.gsu.edu/induction/Cross-curricular.htm
Extractions: Cross-Curricular Cross- Curricular Childrens Trade Books In Math http://www.luc.edu/schools/educaiton/csimath/zbib.htm A Selected Bibliography of Available Books to Teach and Reinforce Math Concept Employing the Research Cycle http://www.bham.wednet.edu/quest4.htm While conducting their investigations, students will pass through these stages of the Research Cycle. Helping Children Learn from Nonfiction Text http://www.owu.edu/~mggrote/pp/child_let/c_minilessons.html Mini lessons for helping children learn from nonfiction text How to Use Journals and Logs http://www.hrweb.com/evanmoor/ex/d0100014/index.htm Have students keep a Daily Learning Log. Includes a form you can print and reproduce Arts and Language Arts Curriculum Resources http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/db/cr/icr/language.html Links to activities, which integrate language arts, which other curricular areas. Economics and Geography Lessons http://www.mcps.k12.md.us/curriculum/socialstd/Econ_Geog.html Use childrens literature to teach economics and geography concepts. Here are 332 childrens books with accompanying activity ideas Mini-Thematic language Arts Units http://www.knownet.net/users/Ackley/themes.html
Thematic Units thematic units. Rainforest Workshop * Live from the Rain Forest * Rainforest Lessonsand Activities * Nuttin' But Kids Rainforest Theme * Can teach Making a http://www.expage.com/page/woodshop10
2000 Conference Proceedings teach Me to Talk starts with students learning basic words presentation will givethe participants the opportunity to see how to extend thematic units from the http://www.csun.edu/cod/conf/2000/proceedings/0128Meyer.htm
Extractions: his presentation will demonstrate how to you can use SofTouch's Teach Me to Talk, Talk Overlay CD and Talk Companion CD to expand your IEP goals and enhance your thematic teaching. Talk Companion CD contains activities and games that are ready to print and use which promote language and cognitive skills. This workshop is perfect if you want to: Top For the special education teacher, thematic teaching can be very effective, because it organizes thought processes and gives a coordinated language base. The challenge special education teachers have, is not finding curriculum, it is adapting the curriculum to a wide variation of students placed in the classroom. Most classrooms have a variety of students with many different cognitive levels as well as different physical challenges. Materials and software programs need to be adapted so many skills can taught. This needs to be done in a fast and efficient manner. This presentation will show how SofTouch's Talk Companion Activities and/or Talk Overlay CD software can be the perfect solutions when a teacher wants to adapt the curriculum to meet IEP goals. The focus of this presentation is to provide teachers with multi-sensory accessible software but also the tools and materials that will empower them to create and adapt off-line materials to support their curriculum. Teach Me to Talk has been a very popular program over the past few years. It uses real graphics, Mayer-Johnston symbols, music, puzzles, prose to teach language, cognitive thinking skills, mouse, switch or IntelliKeys use.
Extractions: Writing Units Within a given language program (e.g. a primary program, intermediate level program, Grade 9- 10 or 11-12 program), it is useful to divide the subject matter that is to be learned over the course of a school year or program into what curriculum developers call Units . A unit is an organization of various activities, experiences, and intended learning built around a central problem. Units are often developed around a particular theme, which, especially at the primary and elementary level, can integrate learning within a number of subject areas. For example, a thematic unit on transportation can teach oral language skills (vocabulary building), reading and writing, and it can integrate Math concepts, in that different kinds vehicles are compared and grouped with regard to size, colour, purpose or function. It can moreover integrate science skills, music skills, drama, dance, social studies and other areas. In designing curriculum plans with First Nations elders and speakers, I have often found that there is a preference for designing units and their sequences around the traditional seasonal round (hunting, fishing, gathering, trapping, but also adapted activities, such as ranching, farming or commercial fishing). This gives a culturally meaningful sequence to themes and content. However, the structure of the school year makes it difficult to integrate a seasonal round because some of the most important traditional activities (salmon fishing, root and medicine gathering and berry picking) fall into the summer months when children are out of school.
Cthem teach specific content, connecting skills with a more Guides offer six topical unitsorganized around as a vehicle for organizing their own thematic units. http://www.ifsi.org/cthem.htm
Extractions: The Project CHILD Link While the whole language movement versus phonics debate continues, growing consensus among leading experts suggest that a "combination of the two approaches may be the most effective way to teach...(Diegmueller, 1996)." Finally the experts have discovered what many teachers already know. Teach specific content, connecting skills with a more thoughtful, process approach. Project CHILD teachers can intensify "skill-based" curriculum by unifying the curriculum around a common theme. Project CHILD provides the ideal vehicle for thematic teaching while at the same time providing the underlying curricular framework for covering the basic foundational skills necessary for future success in the upper grades. Project CHILD brings balance to the instructional process through didactic as well as constructivist approaches. Here's how it works. The CHILD Learning Activities Guides offer six topical units organized around reading/writing genres. Each unit suggests the foundational skills in reading, language arts, and mathematics which support the unit topic. Project CHILD teachers use this framework as a vehicle for organizing their own thematic units. Here are some examples: Unit One (Getting to Know You/Autobiography): Friends, Families, Cultures, My Body-Myself, Feelings, Communities, Healthy Choices, Leadership, Courage, Heroes, School Family, etc.