A Learning Community in the Primary-Grade Classroom

A Learning Community in the Primary-Grade Classroom

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This book, resulting from a collaboration among an educational psychologist, a social studies educator, and a primary teacher, describes in rich detail and illustrates with excerpts from recorded lessons how primary teachers can engage their students in social studies lessons and activities that are structured around powerful ideas and have applications to their lives outside of school. The teaching portrayed connects concepts and skills emphasized in national and state standards, taught in ways that build on studentsa€™ prior experiences in their local communities and connect with their family backgrounds and home cultures.... goinga€”ita#39;s not always going tostop atthe endof the row, how youa#39;re goingtohave to go downto the next rowto finish your name. This worked much better, but upon reflection afterwards, it occurred tome that Icouldpave the wayforthis lesson thenext ... one of thereasons that I loved looping [teachingthe same cohort ofstudents for two years in a row, in both first gradeand second grade]. ... For example, One math activity that came right out ofourmath curriculum had to do with a€œfact families.

Title:A Learning Community in the Primary-Grade Classroom
Author:Jere Brophy, Janet Alleman, Barbara Knighton
Publisher:Routledge - 2010-12-20


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