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It's tough to teach social studies and history to students who have trouble reading and understanding textbooks and other resources. But you can overcome those obstacles and motivate students to excel in social studies classes by using the concepts and research-based techniques in this guide.
Renowned reading expert Donna Ogle teams up with two experienced educators to equip you with can't-miss ideas and advice, including
All strategies feature step-by-step instructions for modeling and teaching the strategy. Graphic organizers are included to help teachers learn the strategies in teacher study teams and teach them to students in the classroom. Plus, the authors explain how to organize learning environments and student groups to reinforce literacy instruction and knowledge of democratic principles. (ASCD book, 2007) 7" x 9", 210 pages. Also available as an e-book!
What teachers say to students—when they praise or discipline, give directions or ask questions, and introduce concepts or share stories—affects student learning and behavior. A slight change in intonation can also dramatically change how language feels for students. In What We Say and How We Say It Matter, Mike Anderson digs into the nuances of language in the classroom. This book’s many examples will help teachers examine their language habits and intentionally improve their classroom practice so their language matches and supports their goals.