Maximize your classroom productivity with management techniques that enhance student learning and achievement. Full-color photographs from veteran teachers Pam Allyn, Jaime Margolies, and Karen McNally showcase eight easy-to-implement management strategies and dozens of innovative, practical ideas, each accompanied by the authors' explicit, easy-to-follow instructions. From arranging furniture and creating kid-friendly storage space to designing flexible teaching areas and planning schedules, the authors show teachers how to create a highly productive classroom environment. They also describe classroom-tested routines for reading and writing instruction -- whole class, small group, and independent practice -- including the read-aloud, spelling and word work, and across-the-curriculum integration. Their beautiful photographs and practical solutions to everyday challenges will inform and inspire all year long!
- Reproducible weekly planning sheets, record-keeping systems, status of the class checklists, and forms to monitor and document learning
- Sample schedules and strategies for establishing classroom routines and expectations
- Grade-specific units of study to start the year on the right foot