Teaching Kids to Be Confident, Effective Communicators: Differentiated Projects to Get All Students Writing, Speaking, and Presenting (Book with CD-Rom)

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Free Spirit Publishing, Mar 1, 2011 - Education - 240 pages
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Build children’s proficiency with oral and written communication, promote social and emotional learning (SEL), and help students work toward standards while developing critical skills they’ll need in later grades. This practical and unique resource presents 18 classroom-tested projects, called “openings,” in core curricular areas. Students research topics and present what they have learned to their peers with this kids-teaching-kids approach to differentiated, project-based learning. Projects align with content standards in core curricular areas. Digital content includes the book's reproducible forms (customizable and printable) and three bonus openings.
 

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Differentiation and Openings
10
SocialEmotional Learning SEL and Openings
21
Content Standards and Openings
24
Introduction to Starter Openings
28
The Starter Openings
35
Introduction to the Openings
52
Early Elementary Openings
66
Middle Elementary Openings
90
Upper Elementary Openings
135
Additional Handouts
188
Recommended Resources
221
Bibliography
222
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About the author (2011)

Phil Schlemmer, M.Ed., is currently curriculum director for Holland Public Schools in Holland, Michigan. He has been a teacher, administrator, writer, consultant, and curriculum designer since 1973, and during that time has written ten books. His main areas of expertise are differentiated instruction, project-based learning, and instructional innovation. Throughout his career he has focused his efforts on helping students become self-directed, lifelong learners.

Dori Schlemmer designed and developed specialized resource materials for students and staff and worked as the high school career resource technician for the Kentwood, Michigan, Public Schools. For over three decades, she collaborated with her husband Phil researching, writing books, and presenting workshops for educators. Until her death in May 2010, Dori lived with Phil in Kentwood, Michigan.
 

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