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A Resource Guide for Elementary School Teachingis a practical, comprehensive, and concise methods text designed to engage readers in #x1C;hands-on#x1D; and #x1C;minds-on#x1D; learning about effective teaching. Each chapter contains an abundance of application exercises on perforated pages that provide opportunities to practice what is learned and to reflect on the progress teachers are making toward their professional competence. Its rich, practical, timely topics include planning, class management (including culturally responsive classrooms), teaching strategies, integrated technology/media, assessment, and more. The user-friendly format presents readers with a valuable resource that transcends its use in college coursework alone by offering strategies that can be easily applied in elementary classrooms, and its practical approach provides hands-on activities, exercises, and strategies for student teaching and field experiences.

Author Biography

Patricia L. Roberts joined the faculty at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS), 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 Associate Chair and Chair of the Department of Teacher Education.  Author and co-author of more than 20 teacher resource books and texts, she is an invited biographer in Who’s Who in America, recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award (University of the Pacific) and CSUS Award for Merit for Teaching.  Listed online Cambridge Who’s Who Registry Among Executive and Professional Women at


Richard Kellough is author and coauthor of more than 50 textbooks, including A Primer For New Principals: Guidelines For Success (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008), A Resource Guide For Teaching K-12, 6/E (Allyn & Bacon, 2011), Teaching Young Adolescents: Methods And Resources, 5/E (Pearson, 2008), Teaching And Learning K-8: A Guide To Methods And Resources, 9/E (Pearson, 2008), Your First Year Of Teaching: Guidelines For Success, 5/E (Pearson, 2009), Science K-8: An Integrated Approach, 11/E (Allyn & Bacon, 2008), and A Guide For Developing Interdisciplinary Thematic Units, 4/E (Pearson, 2008), 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, and the American Bryological Society. His many recognitions include recipient of the Outstanding Biology Teacher Recognition Award (State of California) from the National Biology Teachers Association, 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 Eco Education, Men Of Achievement (Vol. 1), Dictionary Of International Biography (Volumes 9 and 10), and Leaders In Education.


Table of Contents


Chapter 1: What Do I Need to Know about Today’s Elementary Schools?

Chapter 2: The Nature of the Challenge: What Do I Need to Know about Elementary Learners?

Chapter 3: What Are the Expectations, Responsibilities, and Facilitating Behaviors of a Classroom Teacher?

Chapter 4: What Do I Need to Know to Manage an Effective and Safe Learning Environment?



Chapter 5: How Do I Plan and Select Content?

Chapter 6: How Do I Assess, Use, and Report Student Achievement?

Chapter 7: How Do I Prepare Activities, Lessons, and Units?



Chapter 8: What Do I Need to Know to Use Teacher Talk and Questioning as Effective Instructional Tools?

Chapter 9: What Guidelines Assist My Use of Demonstrations, Thinking, Inquiry Learning, and Games?

Chapter 10: What Guidelines Assist My Use of Groupings and Assignments to Promote Positive Interaction and Quality Learning?

Chapter 11: How May I Assess My Teaching Effectiveness and Continue My Professional Development?


Appendix A: Teacher Tests Study Guide: Hints for Short-Answer Response Questions

Appendix B: Self-Check Reflection Guide: Mid-Point and Final


Children’s Literature Index

Name Index

Subject Index With Target Topics for Teacher Tests

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