Middle School English Teacher's Guide to Active Learning  book cover
1st Edition

Middle School English Teacher's Guide to Active Learning

ISBN 9781883001872
Published May 23, 2000 by Routledge
204 Pages

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Book Description

This book will show you how you can:
- foster reflective, independent thinking in your class
- boost the number of students who actively participate
- prevent the discussions from falling flat or degenerating into "bull sessions"

This volume features 20 student-centered lesson plans and includes answer keys for teachers. Each lesson plan engages students in active learning.

Table of Contents

1. Two Models of Teaching
2. Techniques of Active and Close Reading: Fiction and Non Fiction
3. The Socratic Method
4. The Theory Behind Active Learning
5. Preparing a Socratic Seminar on Gaston
6. Lesson Plans:
The Chocolate War
Beyond the Chocolate War
The Giver
Of Mice and Men
The Little Prince
Running Loose
A Game of Catch
Two Soldiers
Thank You M'am
There Will Come Soft Rains
The Zodiacs
Out of the Silent Planet
The Light in the Forest
The Time Machine Bethgelert
The Zebra

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