1st Edition

Instructional Strategies for Middle and High School

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ISBN 9780415953085
Published January 30, 2007 by Routledge
342 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Features include:

  • clear, step-by-step descriptions of seven instructional techniques that pre-service teachers can realistically implement within the classroom setting
  • practical suggestions for ways to integrate effective classroom management and valid assessment techniques with each instructional strategy
  • concrete examples to illustrate each concept or teaching method described
  • guidelines for deciding which instructional methods are most appropriate to different classroom situations and for diverse learners
  • guides for creating lesson plans
  • access to a comprehensive companion website that provides additional resources and further ways to engage with the material presented in the chapters. http://www.routledge.com/textbooks/instructionalstrategies

Table of Contents

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

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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


"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