Theme Immersion: Inquiry-based Curriculum in Elementary and Middle Schools

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated, 1994 - Education - 192 pages
The authors of this book define theme immersion as "an in-depth study of a topic, an issue, or a question." Theme immersion is very different from the traditional unit or theme approach. The authors clearly point out these differences with respect to how a topic is selected, what is studied, and the roles of the teacher and the students. By inviting the reader into the classrooms of theme-immersion teachers, the authors show dramatically that the teacher does not impose or control ideas but is an active member of a community of learners. Personable and practical, Theme Immersion will be invaluable for classroom teachers who want to teach with such excitement and relevance that their students become lifelong learners. Teachers wanting to implement a theme study approach in their classrooms will find all the direction they need in Theme Immersion.

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Contents

Becoming a Theme Immersion Teacher I
1
Theme Immersion Topics
11
Implementing a Theme Immersion
21
Copyright

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GARY MANNING has been at the University of Alabama at Birmingham for more than twenty years, studying the literacy development of children. Gary is also Teaching Editor of Teaching K-8.MARYANN MANNING was an elementary classroom teacher for 12 years and has been at the University of Alabama at Birmingham for more than 20, specializing in the literacy development of children. She is also a Teaching Editor of Teaching K-8. An advocate of child-centered learning, Maryann believes there is no time in educational history when the cause of classroom autonomy has been more threatened. She urges individuals and literacy organizations to protect children and teachers from scripted single cueing system programs and unconstitutional governmental intervention in the teaching of reading.ROBERTA LONG has been at the University of Alabama at Birmingham for more than twenty years, studying the literacy development of children.

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