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Declaration of Independence
Teachers and parent-teachers, you can't do your job alone. You need good materials to assist you. With good materials students will work independently and will persist at their work. With good materials your teaching task is manageable.
It is virtually impossible to individualize instruction without individualized learning materials. Having students work on their own is a hallmark of individualized instruction.
Section I provides background. Section II makes suggestions about how teachers can best manage students' independent work. Section III provides lists of available independent-learning materials K-12. Section IV is a list of the publishers referred in Section III.
The author of this site has no interest in any publisher and receives no compensation from any.
Background: Principles of TeachingTwo Kinds of Assignments
Assigned School Work: Part of a Continuum?
Mastery: Is It Practical?
School Work: Do Students See It as Purposeful?
Asking Students Questions
Whole Class Instruction: Is It Out of Date?
Strategies for Managing Students' Independent WorkChoosing Work According to the Curriculum
Test Often, Test Widely
Keeping a Studious Classroom
Obtaining Student Commitment to Independent Work
Providing for Student Management of Classroom Materials
Choosing Learning Materials for the Independent Learner:
Trade BooksRewarding Accomplishment
The Internet/On-line Services
Sending Independent-Study Work Home
Learning Materials for Independent LearnersLearning to Use Computers/Using Computers
Logic/Critical Thinking/Creative Thinking/Art/Interpersonal Skills/Across the Curriculum
Independent-Study Courses By Correspondence
Courses on the Internet/On-Line
Internet Resources for Students
Section IVList of Publishers
Teachers grades 5-12: willing to try out my reading comprehension tests?
Classroom teachers might find some useful suggestions in my page for substitute teachers:
A Packet for Substitute Teachers
Site for first-grade teachers:
Teaching First Grade - A Good YearSite for sixth-grade teachers:
Teaching Sixth Grade - A Good YearTry out home hygiene site You Should Have Told Me - Home Hygiene and Home Routines. There are a few choice suggestions in it that you might want to use every day!
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Reading Comprehension Quizzes