Do you want to learn more about planning and delivering interdisciplinary thematic units (ITUs) that support high-stakes testing?
This user-friendly book, appropriate to all levels K-12, is a practical, concise, step-by-step guide for preservice and inservice teachers. This book’s content and interactive application exercises are intended for those who want a current and practical book of methods, guidelines and resources for developing ITUs that help K-12 students acquire the knowledge and develop the problem-solving skills required for today's changing–-and challenging-–times.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Integrated Curriculum and Interdisciplinary Thematic Units
Chapter 2: Initiating an Interdisciplinary Thematic Unit
Chapter 3: Developing Objectives
Chapter 4: Assessing Student Learning
Chapter 5: Completing Your ITU: Finalizing Activities, Lessons and Units
Appendix A: Hints for Short-Answer Response Questions; Praxis Prep
Appendix B: Resources: Teacher Planning Guides and Children’s Literature Titles
Subject Index with Target Topics for Teacher Tests
Patricia L. Roberts joined the faculty of the School of Education at California State University, Sacramento where she taught courses in children's literature, reading, and language arts, and served as coordinator of a Teacher Education Center in Elementary Education and as an Associate Chair and Chair of the Department of Teacher Education. In addition, Dr. Roberts is the author and co-author of more than 20 teacher resource books and texts, including A Guide to Developing Interdisciplinary Thematic Units, 4th Edition (with R.D. Kellough). She writes for journals and is a member of the National Council of Research on the Teaching of English and other professional groups. Her current research centers on teaching curriculum content with chilren's literature and family values found in fiction for children. Dr. Roberts, an invited bigoraphee in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award for the University of the Pacific and the California State University's Award for Merit for Teaching. The Award of Merit is given for a superior teaching record and outstanding service to the institution and to the community. Additional recognitions include listings in International Who's Who of Intellectuals, Who's Who in American Education, Two Thousand Notable American Women, The Director of Distinguished Americans, International Directory of Distinguished Leadership, and The International Who's Who of Contemporary Achievement.
Richard D. Kellough is author and co-author of more than 40 textbooks, including A Resource Guide for Teaching K-12, Teaching Young Adolescents: A Guide to Methods and Resources, Secondary School Teaching: A Guide to Methods and Resources, and Your First Year of Teaching, as well as numerous journal articles. A member of several prominent organizations, Dr. Kellough has been elected to the Phi Sigma Society, the Botanical Society of America, the American Bryological Society, and was the recipient of the Outstanding Biology Teacher Recognition Award from the National Biology Teachers Association, State of California. His many recognitions include being named a National Science Foundation Research Fellow at the University of California, Davis, as well as listings in the International Authors and Writers Who's Who, Leaders in the Eco Education Men of Achievement (Volume 1), Dictionary of International Biography, and Leaders in Education.