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A Guide for Developing Interdisciplinary Thematic Units (4th Edition)

Roberts, Patricia L.; Kellough, Richard D. Author

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Offers a step-by-step approach to using ITUs to help pupils acquire the knowledge and develop the problem-solving skills required for today's changing–and challenging–times. Addresses the content, technology, diversity, and classroom management of ITUs. Material on curriculum standards, scoring guides, and the relationship between the interdisciplinary thematic unit approach and professional education tests. Extensive coverage of the role of pupil input into ITUs.  For future educators.

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A Guide for Developing Interdisciplinary Thematic Units 4/e

 

Patricia L. Roberts and Richard D.  Kellough

 

 

 

Do you want to learn more about planning and delivering interdisciplinary thematic units (ITUs), that support, high-stakes testing?  This practical and concise guide designed for preservice and inservice teachers offers current and practical methods, guidelines, and resources for developing ITUs to use in K-12 classrooms. 

 

 

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • Research—on state and interstate teacher standards, national curriculum standards, state teacher tests and the No Child Left Behind Act supporting the compatibility of ITUs with high-stakes testing
  • Quick Reference Classroom Guide—a list on the inside front cover providing easy access to classroom-friendly materials discussed in the chapter
  • INTASC, NBPTS, and Praxis II Matrix—located inside the back cover of the book, correlates the material in the book with the relevant standards and content of INTASC, NBPTS and the Praxis II test
  •  ITU View—chapter-opening classroom vignettes presenting exemplary ITUs at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.  These vignettes identify the appropriate grade level, theme, topic and purpose of the unit, the relevant national standards covered and the objectives, procedures, activities, assessment and evaluation for the unit. 
  • Professional Testing: Praxis Prep—chapter-ending questions designed to help pre-service teachers prepare to take the Praxis II test.  Hints for responding are found in Appendix A.  To further facilitate preparation for the Praxis test, entries in the subject index that should be reviewed have been marked with an asterisk. 
  • Teachers’ TechTalk—a feature found in every chapter exploring the use of technology in the classroom including suggested software, free materials and ideas that can be taken straight into the classroom
  • Teacher Planning and Management—classroom management suggestions and teacher planning guides found in Appendix B as well as in margin notes in Chapter 5
  • Children’s Literature Titles—an index of suggested literature to use in your own ITUs
      Related books from Merrill Education
  • A Resource Guide for Elementary School Teaching: Planning for Competence, Sixth Edition, Patricia L. Roberts, Richard D. Kellough and Kay M. Moore, ISBN 0-13-119612-X
  • A Resource Guide for Teaching K-12, Fifth Edition, Richard D. Kellough, ISBN 0-13-170543-1
  • Secondary School Teaching: A Guide to Methods and Resources, Third Edition, Richard D. Kellough and Noreen D. Kellough, ISBN 0-13-170930-5
  • Teaching and Learning in the Elementary School, Eighth Edition, John Jarolimek, Clifford D. Foster Sr., and Richard D. Kellough, ISBN 0-13-114684-X
  • Teaching in the Middle and Secondary Schools, Eighth Edition, Richard D. Kellough and Jioanna Carjuzaa, ISBN 0-13-119373-2
  • Teaching Young Adolescents: A Guide to Methods and Resources for Middle School Teaching, Fifth Edition, Richard D. Kellough and Noreen G. Kellough, ISBN 0-13-199617-7
  • Your First Year of Teaching: Guidance for Success, Fourth Edition, Richard D. Kellough, ISBN 0-13-613046-1

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Patricia L. Roberts joined the faculty of the School of Education at California State University, Sacramento where she taught courses in children's literature, reading, and language arts, and served as coordinator of a Teacher Education Center in Elementary Education and as an Associate Chair and Chair of the Department of Teacher Education. In addition, Dr. Roberts is the author and co-author of more than 20 teacher resource books and texts, including  A Guide to Developing Interdisciplinary Thematic Units, 4th Edition (with R.D. Kellough). She writes for journals and is a member of the National Council of Research on the Teaching of English and other professional groups. Her current research centers on teaching curriculum content with chilren's literature and family values found in fiction for children. Dr. Roberts, an invited bigoraphee in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award  for the University of the Pacific and the California State University's Award for Merit for Teaching. The Award of Merit is given for a superior teaching record and outstanding service to the institution and to the community. Additional recognitions include listings in International Who's Who of Intellectuals, Who's Who in American Education, Two Thousand Notable American Women, The Director of Distinguished Americans, International Directory of Distinguished Leadership, and The International Who's Who of Contemporary Achievement.   Richard D. Kellough is author and co-author of more than 40 textbooks, including A Resource Guide for Teaching K-12, Teaching Young Adolescents: A Guide to Methods and Resources, Secondary School Teaching: A Guide to Methods and Resources, and Your First Year of Teaching, as well as numerous journal articles. A member of several prominent organizations, Dr. Kellough has been elected to the Phi Sigma Society, the Botanical Society of America, the American Bryological Society, and was the recipient of the Outstanding Biology Teacher Recognition Award from the National Biology Teachers Association, State of California. His many recognitions include being named a National Science Foundation Research Fellow at the University of California, Davis, as well as listings in the International Authors and Writers Who's Who, Leaders in the Eco Education Men of Achievement (Volume 1), Dictionary of International Biography, and Leaders in Education.

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