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Clustering Standards in Integrated Units
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Clustering Standards in Integrated Units

Second Edition


August 2007 | 168 pages | Corwin

"This book provides a wealth of information for teachers who are seeking new ways to meet the needs of all learners for high academic achievement!"
—Marguerita K. DeSander, Assistant Professor of Leadership and Policy Studies
The George Washington University

"Using this book as part of the alignment process will greatly enhance any classroom curriculum!"
—Joen M. Painter, Education Consultant

Develop integrated, meaningful units that engage students and address multiple standards!

Using a student-oriented approach, Clustering Standards in Integrated Units, Second Edition, offers guidelines for designing interdisciplinary units that combine content areas, address standards, and involve students in their own learning and assessment.

Diane L. Ronis offers a framework for organizing, implementing, and evaluating units and provides sample rubrics, templates, and reproducibles for the planning process. Drawing on a constructivist approach and geared to meet students' individual learning needs, the text demonstrates how to:

  • Integrate content across multiple curriculum areas
  • Make instruction meaningful using new information about how the brain works
  • Encourage students to pose and investigate questions relevant to the real world
  • Access specific Web sites for meeting state standards

This book helps seasoned and novice teachers facilitate collaborative learning with teams of students and assist them in making significant connections between their own experiences and events in the real world.


 
Preface
 
Introduction
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
1. Unit Components: Tools for Building Units
 
2. Organizing Instruction for Meaning: Planning for Learning and Achievement
 
3. How to Build a Better Rubric: Developing a Unit Assessment Plan
 
4. Unit Panorama: Using the Unit Planning Map and the Unit Overview
 
5. The Interdisciplinary Lesson Plan: Facilitating Investigation
 
Appendix I. Content Area Standards
 
Appendix II. Planning Forms
 
Bibliography
 
Index

"This book provides a wealth of information for teachers who are seeking new ways to meet the needs of all learners for high academic achievement!"

Marguerita K. DeSander, Assistant Professor of Leadership and Policy Studies
The George Washington University

"Utilizing this book as part of the alignment process will greatly enhance any classroom curriculum!"

Joen M. Painter, Consultant
Yuma, AZ

"This resource is easy to use, a quick read, and contains many useful graphics and rubrics."

Nancy Betler, Teacher Mentor
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, NC

"From sample rubrics and reproducibles to understanding how to meet individual student learning needs—and how to empower them to choose the right paths—this book is an excellent choice for experienced or new teachers who want to encourage collaborative student learning styles."

The Bookwatch, November 2007
Midwest Book Review
Key features
  • Includes authentic, real-world problems for students to navigate
  • Interdisciplinary units conclude each chapter
  • Units include appropriate instructional frameworks for planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Aligned to standards throughout
  • Specific web sites are listed for different standards state-to-state
  • Organization and problem-based instruction rubrics
  • Appendix contains blackline masters (templates) for each planning instrument

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