The inspiration for a practical handbook of more than 200 instructional strategies from kindergarten to middle school came to the author from a student teach who needed some help coming up with creative lesson plans for her class. She knew the content, but was having trouble with how best to teach it. She is not alone. Lesson planning is an overriding concern for most teachers. How do new teacher create a wealth and breadth of teaching strategies across the curriculum? How do experienced teachers keep their lesson plans fresh and exciting for their students? How do they both keep their students motivated and excited about learning?
Strategies for Teaching in the Content Areas was designed to be a resource of research-based, classroom testsed, practical instructional strategies. They are organized according to content areas for easy accessibility and can be used with most grade levels. They have been written to be adaptable across the curriculum, content areas, literature, modalities, and intelligences. The strategies may be used with one student, groups of students, or the class as a whole. It is an ideal resource for pre-service teachers taking their field-work or content area courses, for professional development seminars, or for experienced in-service teachers.