Instruction: A Models Approach (4th Edition)

 
9780205367757: Instruction: A Models Approach (4th Edition)

Draws upon current research and effective practices to cover more than a dozen instructional models, discussing the models in relation to standards, differentiation practices, assessment options, and preparation of objectives.

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What is the "models approach" to teaching? It is a method which enables readers to understand instruction as a field of study, not simply a collection of practices. Written in a style that is both concise and user-friendly, this book provides busy educators with the tools they need to enhance and improve the learning process.

This book provides a research-based, yet easily accessible discussion of the models of teaching using a user-friendly, step-by-step format. Practical examples and end-of-book case studies illustrate key points and are drawn from a variety of grade levels and classroom experiences. Each chapter covers one model, broken down into "Steps," followed by a summary, variations of the model, exercises, the research base, activities, and scenarios, offering a consistent, user-friendly chapter format. "Activities," and "Scenarios" provide hands-on application of each model. Educators, school administrators, and curriculum specialists.

About the Author:

Tom Estes holds the distinction of Professor Emeritus, University of Virginia. From 1970 to 2001, he served as professor of Reading Education in the Curry School of Education, University of Virginia. During his tenure at the University he was engaged in research related to how children learn to read, focusing on how they acquire the ability to read for the purpose of learning. He was principal investigator on an NIE/NSF research project on the relationship between text structure and comprehension. He is author of Reading and Learning in the Content Classroom, 2nd edition (1985) and Reading and Reasoning Beyond the Primary Grades (1986), both published by Allyn & Bacon.

 

Susan L. Mintz , associate professor at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, is the program coordinator of Secondary Education.  She received her Ph.D. in teacher education from Syracuse University.  Dr. Mintz teaches both pre-service teachers and curriculum and instruction graduate students.  She is a member of the Secondary CLASS observation team at the University’s Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning.

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