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Teaching Social Studies A Literacy-Based Approach

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780131700178

ISBN10:
0131700170
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
10/17/2006
Publisher(s):
Pearson

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Summary

Teaching Social Studies: A Literacy-Based Approachoffers innovative ideas and new directions for teaching social studies. By integrating powerful literacy strategies into instruction, social studies teachers can motivate students to deepen their understanding of social studies concepts and ultimately strengthen their overall comprehension. This book addresses how to teach social studies for understanding and how literature can enhance this process. Chapters feature big ideas to guide planning and instruction, book links to encourage the integration of childrenrs"s literature and informational sources, and lesson planning tools to help readers design responsive instruction. Margin notes provide readers with additional information such as history connections, useful websites, and fresh teaching ideas.

Author Biography

Douglas Fisher is Professor of Language and Literacy Education in the Department of Teacher Education at San Diego State University and the Co-Director of the Center for the Advancement of Reading, Office of the Chancellor, California State University. Emily M. Schell is the Principal of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment at Rosa Parks Elementary School in the San Diego Unified School District.

Table of Contents

What Is Social Studies?
2(28)
Introduction
3(1)
Category One: The Three R's (Read, Recall, Regurgitate)
4(1)
Category Two: Fun, Fun, Fun!
4(1)
Category Three: Amnesia
4(4)
What Is Social Studies?
8(3)
Roots of Social Studies
11(3)
History
14(1)
Geography
15(3)
Economics
18(4)
Civics and Government
22(2)
Social Studies Skills
24(1)
Social Studies for the 21st Century
25(1)
Conclusion
25(1)
History's Finer Points
26(1)
Questions to Consider
26(1)
Exercises
26(1)
References
27(1)
Children's Literature
27(3)
Why Teach Social Studies?
30(20)
Building a Case for Social Studies in the Classroom
32(6)
Our Nation's Report Card
38(2)
Building a Case in the Community
40(5)
Appealing Content
45(1)
Conclusion
46(1)
History's Finer Points
46(1)
Questions to Consider
47(1)
Exercises
47(1)
References
48(1)
Children's Literature
48(2)
What Do We Teach in Social Studies?
50(18)
What Exactly Do We Teach in Social Studies?
52(3)
National Frameworks and Standards
55(3)
State Frameworks and Standards
58(1)
Goals and Objectives for Teaching Social Studies
59(4)
Topics, Themes, and Concepts
63(2)
Conclusion
65(1)
History's Finer Points
65(1)
Questions to Consider
65(1)
Exercises
66(1)
References
66(2)
Teaching Social Studies for Understanding
68(44)
Introduction
71(2)
Planning for Effective Instruction
73(2)
Topics, Themes, Concepts, and Big Ideas
75(12)
Topics
75(1)
Themes
76(4)
Concepts
80(1)
Big Ideas
81(6)
Historical Thinking and Analysis Skills
87(1)
Instructional Strategies That Work
88(11)
Generating Interest
88(3)
Inquiry-Based Learning
91(3)
Making Connections
94(3)
Cooperative Learning
97(1)
Simulations
98(1)
Creating Additional Opportunities for Social Studies
99(8)
Read Aloud
99(1)
Literature Circles
99(2)
Book Talks
101(1)
Book Bags
102(1)
Writing Prompts
103(1)
Walk and Talk
103(1)
Musical Chairs
104(1)
Singing New Songs
105(1)
Landscapes and Portraits
105(1)
Acting Up!
105(1)
Reader's Theatre
106(1)
Games and Sports
106(1)
Conclusion
107(1)
History's Finer Points
108(1)
Questions to Consider
108(1)
Exercises
108(1)
References
109(1)
Children's Literature
110(2)
Using Texts for Teaching and Learning Social Studies
112(30)
Introduction
114(1)
Reading and Writing Helps Students Understand Social Studies
114(2)
Students Must Understand How to Transform Text
116(1)
Students Benefit From ``In Your Mind'' Strategies
116(9)
Making Connections
117(3)
Partner Conversations
120(4)
Visualizing
124(1)
Students Benefit from ``On Paper'' Strategies
125(5)
Note-Making
125(2)
Graphic Organizers
127(2)
Writing-to-Learn Prompts
129(1)
Determine When to Use Content Literacy Strategies
130(5)
Strategies Must Be Implemented During the Before-Reading Stage
131(1)
KWL Charts
132(1)
Anticipation Guides
132(1)
Quickwrites
133(1)
Strategies Are Used in the During-Reading Stage
134(1)
Strategies Are Used in the After-Reading Stage
134(1)
Meet Ms. Amato and Her Class
135(3)
Conclusion
138(1)
History's Finer Points
138(1)
Questions to Consider
139(1)
Exercises
139(1)
References
139(2)
Children's Literature
141(1)
Effective Uses of Literature to Teach Social Studies
142(38)
Introduction
144(1)
Integrate Literature and Social Studies
145(1)
Teach History as a Story Well Told
145(1)
Use Guidelines to Select Literature for Your Social Studies Program
146(3)
Plan for the Effective Use of Literature to Teach Social Studies
149(1)
Develop Literacy and Social Studies Skills Through the Use Of Literature
150(3)
Sequence Content Information
150(1)
Uncover Big Ideas with Overarching Essential Questions
150(1)
Combine Skills Development
151(2)
Sequencing Skills Transfer Into Chronological Thinking Skills
153(1)
Use Reading Instruction Approaches to Teach Social Studies
153(12)
Read-Alouds
154(1)
Propose Intriguing Questions
154(7)
Introduce Interesting Artifacts
161(1)
Display Visuals, Including Photographs, Charts, Posters, and Documents
161(2)
Use Maps to Identify Where the Story Takes Place
163(1)
Let Students Map the Story
164(1)
Use Hands-On, Minds-On Activities
164(1)
Use Dramatic Recreation
165(1)
Rewrite the Story
165(1)
Shared Reading
165(1)
Independent Reading
166(3)
Literature Circles
169(3)
Teach Social Studies Apart from Teaching Reading
172(1)
Conclusion
173(1)
History's Finer Points
173(1)
Questions to Consider
174(1)
Exercises
174(1)
References
174(1)
Children's Literature
175(5)
Putting the Pieces Together: Curriculum Planning and Organization
180(20)
Introduction
182(1)
Curriculum Mapping
182(4)
Backward Planning
186(3)
Lesson Plans
189(8)
Objectives
193(2)
Anticipatory Set
195(1)
Modeling and Guided Practice
196(1)
Independent Practice
196(1)
Closure
197(1)
Conclusion
197(1)
History's Finer Points
198(1)
Questions to Consider
198(1)
Exercises
198(1)
References
199(1)
Real-World Teaching and Learning
200(24)
Introduction
202(1)
Classroom Management
203(11)
Class Rules
203(3)
Our Bill of Rights
206(2)
Our Rights and Responsibilities
208(2)
Representative Government
210(2)
Banking Behaviors
212(2)
Problem-Based Learning
214(2)
Service Learning
216(1)
Field Studies
217(3)
Guest Speakers
220(1)
Conclusion
221(1)
History's Finer Points
222(1)
Questions to Consider
222(1)
Exercises
222(1)
References
223(1)
Children's Literature
223(1)
Student Achievement and Assessments
224(30)
Introduction
225(3)
Purposes and Uses for Assessments
228(9)
Assessment Strategies
237(13)
Character Interpretation
238(1)
Cooperative Line-Up
239(1)
Essay
240(1)
Fishbowl
241(2)
Graphic Organizers
243(1)
Hot Seat
243(1)
Jeopardy or Quiz Bowl
243(1)
Multimedia Presentation
244(1)
Oral Performance
244(1)
Portfolio
244(1)
Project
245(1)
Quickwrite
245(1)
Quickdraw
246(1)
Rally Table
246(1)
Research Report
247(1)
Scored Discussion
247(1)
Simulation
248(1)
Socratic Seminar
249(1)
Tea Party
249(1)
Turn to a Partner
250(1)
Written Test
250(1)
Conclusion
250(1)
History's Finer Points
251(1)
Questions to Consider
251(1)
Exercises
252(1)
References
252(1)
Children's Literature
253(1)
How Do We Share What We've Learned in Social Studies?
254(17)
Grasping the Brass Ring
256(2)
Professional Organizations
258(2)
NCSS
258(1)
NCHE
258(1)
NCGE
259(1)
National Geographic
259(1)
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
259(1)
Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History
260(1)
National Center for History in the Schools
260(1)
Local Opportunities
260(1)
Continuing Education
261(1)
Professional Reading
261(1)
Social Education
260(2)
Social Studies and the Young Learner
262(1)
History Matters!
262(1)
The Social Studies Professional
262(1)
Theory and Research in Social Education
262(1)
The Social Studies
262(1)
Children's Literature
262(2)
A Personal Inventory
264(3)
Planning Your Professional Development
267(1)
Conclusion
267(1)
History's Finer Points
268(1)
Questions To Consider
268(1)
Exercises
269(2)
Index 271


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