is proud to offer some of the best and most practical
books for multiage educators direct from the publisher. CATS
Publications features books that cover nearly all aspects of
successful multiage teaching practice. Books detailing everything
from setting up your classroom to effectively teaching math are
featured. All books are authored by the well known and respected
multiage educator Janet C. Banks.
To order any of the books listed below simply click on the
linked title and the CATS Publications
order form will automatically pop up in a new window. Simply
print out the form, complete the needed information, and use
the postal service to mail it in (yes, the post office still
provides this service). Your order will be shipped to you promptly.
Creating The Multi-Age
Classroom (Grades 1-8) Ideas for organization, curriculum,
instructional strategies, and assessment in the multi-age classroom.
Included are considerations for starting a multi-age program,
techniques for classroom management, student record keeping forms,
schedules for a typical day, ideas for teaching math through
problem solving, helpful hints on questioning strategies which
develop higher-level thinking skills, a glossary of multi-age
terminology, and a section on portfolio assessment.
for Independent Learners (Grades 3-8) A wealth of
high interest activities centered around literature, comprehension
skills, research skills, writing and spelling instruction, and
dictionary studies. This book includes projects for developing
higher-level thinking skills, designed for use with learning
centers, cooperative learning groups, independent studies, or
full class instruction.
Skills (Grades 2-6) Wild animal and plant units
with motivating activities to improve research skills. Projects
with various levels of difficulty are designed to promote higher-level
thinking skills. Research components included are: following
outlines, locating information, taking notes, mind mapping/webbing,
organizing information, writing rough drafts, revising, editing,
proofreading, publishing final reports, and investigating through
Skills (Intermediate and Middle School) Independent,
ready-to-use research activities on the Civil War. Students will
learn about the war as they locate information, fill in an outline,
take notes, organize material, write a rough draft, revise, edit,
proofread, and complete a finished report. Also included are
thematic research projects using inquiries which will promote
higher-level thinking skills, while providing additional information
for student reports across the curriculum.
of Mathematics (Grades 3-6) An organizational framework
for developing concepts and procedures throughout the strands
of mathematics, following state and national standards. Includes
rationale for math reform, student objectives for grades K-8,
vocabulary, techniques for classroom management, explorations
and investigations from real-life experiences, strategies for
teaching problem solving, and suggestions for performance assessment.
Creating and Assessing
Performance-Based Curriculum Projects (Grades K-8) A
teacher's guide to project-based learning and performance assessment.
Includes strategies for planning and writing thematic curriculum
projects that contain authentic assessment tools for guiding
and judging student performance. Projects are to be based on
essential learning standards, and need to provide for assessment
of concepts, skills, learner characteristics, and learning processes
students go through as they complete projects.
Activities and Teaching Strategies
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