Chapter 11 is all about writing. One writing technique Ive been using as a PE teacher (yes, Im
a music teacher who fills his schedule by teaching a couple of PE classes) is writing journals.
Most of the journals have a prompt which the student answers wit
Comprehension is a vital part of any classroom. Chapter 9 outlines a variety of methods
teachers can use to help students comprehend vital curriculum. One method that stuck with me
is explicating text structure. Cause/effect is an interaction between at l
Chapter 7 was about different types of literature that can be used in the classroom. One of the
most intriguing ideas for a music class was using a tradebook. Tradebooks are nonfiction
literature that is widely available at bookstores or on the internet.
A bulk of Chapter 2 was about technology in the classroom. I myself work at a
Technology Academy, a public charter school in Vallejo that uses technology as a tool for
teaching a variety of topics. Whether technology is effective or not in a classroom has
Chapter 5 was about assessments. Assessments are an important tool for teachers to use to
gauge their effectiveness and to see if theyve reached their objectives or not. There are two
main types of assessment: formative and summative. While this chapter m
Chapter 3 is a bit of a rehash on the ELL student. Teachers should strive to ensure that
their subject matter is accessible both academically and culturally to a diverse array of students.
For instance, if a teacher is working at a school that is predomin
Week 1 CAL Journal
One of the major points in Chapter One is that a major emphasis has been placed on early
childhood literacy, while neglecting the literacy needs of adolescents. Consequently, many
middle school students fail to meet requirements for con