Integrating Math Across the Curriculum Are you having trouble integrating math with literature, geography, art, or music?
Demonstrates a high level of competence in use of English language arts and knows, understands, and uses concepts from reading, language, and child development, to teach reading, writing, speaking, viewing, listening, and thinking skills and to help students successfully apply their developing skills to many different situations, materials, and ideas.
Designs and implements age-appropriate inquiry lessons to teach science, to build student understanding for personal and social applications, and to convey the nature of science.
Knows, understands, and uses the major concepts and procedures that define number and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and data analysis and probability. Engages consistently in problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections, and representation.
Knows, understands, and uses—as appropriate to own understanding and skills—the content, functions, and achievements of the performing arts dance, music, theater and the visual arts as primary media for communication, inquiry, and engagement among elementary students.
Knows, understands, and uses the major concepts in the subject matter of health education to create opportunities for student development and practice of skills that contribute to good health.
Knows, understands, and uses—as appropriate to own understanding and skills—human movement and physical activity as central elements to foster active, healthy life styles and enhanced quality of life for elementary students.
Plans and implements instruction based on knowledge of students, learning theory, connections across the curriculum, curricular goals, and community. Understands how elementary students differ in their development and approaches to learning, and creates instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse students.
Uses knowledge and understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior among students at the K-6 level to foster active engagement in learning, self motivation, and positive social interaction and to create supportive learning environments.
Uses knowledge and understanding of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the elementary classroom.Elementary Integrated Curriculum Framework – Montgomery County Public Schools – September, Elementary Integrated Curriculum Framework – Montgomery County Public Schools – September, 4 research for the primary talent development model successfully implemented in MCPS elementary schools with the Program of Assessment.
Describes a reading lesson which adapts and changes common children's songs to fit any theme. Notes that the songs may be used to teach various reading concepts and that the songwriting process results in a class book written by students that all of the students can read and sing.
Readers and Writers in Primary Grades: A Balanced and Integrated Approach, K-3 uniquely focuses on the skills and practices reading teachers use to ensure that every child learns to read and write in the primary grades. Each chapter begins with brief but concrete explanations of the theory.
Integrating reading and writing at the primary level is important because writing and then reading back what has been written gives purpose to both, and the sense of overall purpose enhances reading while the sense of audience enhances writing.
For example, classifying and sorting words by spelling patterns helps students develop vocabulary and provides opportunities to transfer spelling concepts from reading to writing.
Integrate reading with writing and use a variety of genres and formats as a springboard for writing activities. The notion of integrating reading and writing in L1 and L2 literacy education is not new; however, only until recently has the reading-writing connection received enough attention and been implemented in the teaching of L1 and L2.