Instructional Strategies for Middle and High School
Routledge – 2013 – 344 pages
Instructional Strategies for Middle and High School is an accessible, practical, and engaging methods textbook that introduces pre-service teachers to various instructional strategies and helps them to decide how and when to use these methods in the classroom. Classrooms are comprised of diverse learners, and aspiring teachers will face complex decisions about the assessment of student learning and classroom management. Instructional Strategies for Middle and High School equips pre-service teachers with the methodological tools to promote understanding, conceptual awareness, and learning for every child in the classroom.
"This is a rich array of powerful strategies, and the authors explain them thoroughly. Aspiring teachers will be wise to learn them, and their students will be glad they did."
—Walter C. Parker, Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Washington, Seattle
"Larson and Keiper have succeeded in presenting instructional strategies and assessments which superbly address and incorporate adolescents’ wide range of developmental abilities and their various learning styles."
—Debra Ambrosetti, Assistant Professor, Department of Secondary Education, California State University, Fullerton
Introduction Section 1: Contexts Of Teaching And Learning 1. Learning, Teaching, and Management 2. Constructing Classroom Curriculum 3. Preparing Learning Objectives and Assessing Student Learning 4. Long and Short Range Planning Section 2: Instructional Strategies 5. Lecture and Direct Instruction 6. Questioning 7. Concept Formation 8. Cooperative Learning 9. Simulation, Role Play, and Dramatization 10. Classroom Discussion and Debate 11. Student-Directed Investigation. Appendix A. State Standards and Assessments. Appendix B. Verbs to Help Identify Student Behaviors at Each Level of Bloom Cognitive. Taxonomy. Appendix C. Verbs to Help Identify Student Behaviors at Each Level of Krahtwohl. Affective Taxonomy. Appendix D. Matrix of Instructional Strategies. Glossary. Index
Bruce Larson is Associate Professor, Secondary Education/Social Studies, Western Washington University.
Timothy Keiper is an Associate Professor at Western Washington University’s Woodring College of Education