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ED 319/349 - The Teaching of Reading in
Secondary Schools/Teaching for Diverstiy, Equity and Social Justice in the Secondary School Community
Use ERIC to find information on topics such as multiple intelligences, cooperative learning, inquiry or questioning techniques, brain, and cognitive style (the term ERIC uses for learning style).
For efficient searching in ERIC, enter one of these terms in the 'search for' textbox, and then scroll to 'Major Descriptor.'
Check the 'Limit to Full Text' box to retrieve only those items available in full text. Click 'Search'
If that search does not yield enough information, un-check the 'full text' box, and check the box next to 'Subscriptions held by my Library.' You would have to plan a trip to the Library to retrieve these articles.
Creating Lesson Plans:
When you are ready to apply these concepts to creating lesson plans, begin as above BUT change the scroll box to 'Descriptor Phrase.' Then, in the second 'search for' textbox, put the term 'lesson plans' and scroll to 'Descriptor Phrase'.
In ERIC, you can also designate a curriculum subject area and grade level when searching for lesson plans.
Curriculum Materials and Lesson Plans on the World Wide Web:
Educational Resources & Lesson Plans
The Educator's Reference Desk drawn from the ERIC database, it includes resource guides, lesson plans and a question archive.
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning.
Learn NC - Lesson Plans
MeL (Michigan Electronic Library) - Education - Lesson Plan Collections a number of sites that may contain particular emphasis on Michigan-related subjects and curriculum requirements.
Read, Write, Think
Many, many more sources for lesson plans exist, and can be found by typing your criteria into Google.
If you need help with any of these resources, ask for assistance at the Library's Reference Desk (227-2294), use the live chat, or contact SaraJane Tompkins, Reference Librarian.