About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning about teaching materials and resources will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about teaching materials and resources. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding teaching methods or utilizing professional resources
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning to teach (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about teaching materials and resources
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra teaching resources
How It Works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the Teaching Materials & Resources chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Teaching Materials & Resources chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any teaching materials and resources question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a teaching materials and resources unit of a standard college English course. Topics covered include:
- Instructional materials
- Integrated lessons
- Teaching methods
- Interdisciplinary classroom activities
- Professional resources
1. Integrated Lessons: Definition & Examples
What does it mean to 'integrate' in education? Watch this video lesson to learn what integration in the classroom looks like and see examples to use in your own class.
2. Identifying Appropriate Interdisciplinary Classroom Activities
Teaching involves so much more than just your content area. This video lesson discusses examples of relevant interdisciplinary activities that can make your classroom cross-curricular.
3. Instructional Materials: Definition, Examples & Evaluation
Teachers use a wide variety of tools to foster learning, but what exactly should be used? This lesson outlines some of those instructional materials and their use in the classroom.
4. Issues in Middle School Language Arts Curricula
The curriculum for language arts covers a massive range of skills and abilities. This lesson discusses some of the major issues facing middle school students.
5. Finding Methods to Teach Integrated Language Arts
There are numerous strategies for teaching language arts, but how do you integrate your lessons? This lesson discusses strategies and examples to give you a starting point for integrating a language arts classroom.
6. Professional Resources for Middle School Instructors
Without materials and tools, teaching would be nearly impossible in the classroom. This lesson outlines some professional resources available to middle school language arts teachers.
7. Technological Resources for the Middle School Classroom
Technology has ingrained itself in today's society so much so that functioning without it sometimes seems impossible. This lesson outlines ideas on using technological resources in a language arts classroom.
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- Writing Mechanics Help
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- Using Source Materials: Help and Review
- Parts of an Essay: Help and Review
- Essay Writing: Help and Review
- Reading and Understanding Essays: Help and Review
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- The Writing Process: Revision and Skill Development
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- Prose Nonfiction
- Prose Fiction
- Nonfiction and Informational Text Skills Practice
- Teaching Literature
- Reading Basics
- Analyzing Reading
- Analyzing & Interpreting a Passage
- Analyzing Key Ideas of Nonfiction & Informational Text
- Teaching Reading
- Speaking Skills