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  Short Answer Questions for Ch. 9   1.Explain the purpose of and differences between a main character and supportive characters in a narrative story.   2.Explain the difference between similes and metaphors. Give examples of both.   3.How do students benefit from exploring formula poems with a prescribed format?   4.When assessing children’s poems, what are some criteria.
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Multiple Choice Questions for Ch. 9   1.Most primary students initially learn about sequence of story (beginning, middle, and end) from: a.Retelling stories they have heard or read b.Listening to the teacher reading stories aloud c.Studying graphic organizers d.Writing stories on their own   2.All of the following are elements of narrative writing, except: a.Setting b.Plot c.Comparison d.Character   3.In a narrative story, plot.
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  Short Answer Questions for Ch. 15 1.Explain and illustrate the assessment cycle. Incorporate (a) instruction, (b) assessment, (c) evaluation, (d) reporting, and (e) instructional decision. Make sure you address national, state, and local standards. Explain how each component impacts teaching and learning in the K-8 classroom. 2.Discuss the meaning of “authentic assessment.”.
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Multiple Choice Questions for Ch. 12   1.The five developmental stages of spelling typically occur in the following order: a.Semiphonetic, phonetic, precommunicative, transitional, conventional b.Semiphonetic, phonetic, transitional, precommunicative, conventional c.Precommunicative, semiphonetic, phonetic, transitional, conventional d.Precommunicative, transitional, phonetic, semiphonetic, conventional   2.In this stage, students know how to spell a large number of words, use silent letters, and are.
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  Short Answer Questions for Ch. 13   1.Consider technology standards developed by ISTE. What is the difference between NETS*S and NETS*T? Why is it crucial that preservice teachers understand the purpose for these standards and learn how to incorporate these into their daily instruction?   2.When discussing technology, teachers are often asked to “consider.
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  MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS   1)What is the purpose of the ghost light? a)To scare the audience b)To increase the artistic quality of the performance c)Safety d)To cue actors to make their entrance e)To light the audience’s way in case of a fire 2)This person is the liaison between playwrights, agents and the theatre. They also write grant applications.
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Multiple Choice Questions for Ch. 14   1.Which of the following statements best describes the overall goal of integrating language arts into the content areas? a.To make the practice of spelling a priority across the content areas; unless students practice spelling at all times, they will not become proficient spellers. b.To make learning across.
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DISCUSSION AND DEBATE   Men playing women’s roles have been common in the theatre for thousands of years. Today it’s done for comic effect—anything else is often deemed politically              Often, the best available method for teaching western students about non-western theatre is to show them videos on the subject. Here are a.
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DISCUSSION AND DEBATE   ?Next to politics and religion there is no single subject that is apt to arouse more disagreement and a livelier class debate than the answer to the question: What is art?   ?What types of entertainments dominate our culture? What do our entertainments say about us?   ?Ask your students to discuss.
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  MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS   1) This term means the values, standards, and patterns of behavior of a particular group of people. a) Folklore b) Metaphysics c) Moral Affairs d) Political Code e) Culture 2) This is an attempt to overcome all forms of discrimination, including racism, sexism, and homophobias so that people can coexist as well as perhaps.
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Multiple Choice Questions for Ch. 3   1.The International Society for Technology in Education has issued standards which focus on preservice teacher education, define the fundamental concepts, knowledge, skills, and attitudes for applying technology in educational settings. These standards are referred to as: a.NETS*S b.NETS*T c.ISTE d.IRA/NCTE   2.The International Society for Technology in Education has issued standards.
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DISCUSSION AND DEBATE   ?Most theatres need dozens of artists and technicians to stage a play. In such a situation what management skills are needed to make everyone work together?   ?Tour your theatre facilities and discuss each job with the ensemble.   ?The Many Jobs in the Theatre   SUGGESTION FOR SHORT PAPERS   ?What would you do as.
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  MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS   1)This branch of philosophy deals with the nature and expression of beauty. a)Metaphysics b)Ethics c)Politics d)Aesthetics e)Epistemology 2)When the word art appears in everyday conversation, it is used in a wide array of contexts but generally conveys three main ideas. Which of the following is not one of the three? a)Sophistication b)Skill c)Beauty d)Meaning 3)This ancient philosopher accused theatre.
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  Application Questions for Ch. 9   1.One of the best ways to encourage young children to write poetry is to help them utilize the power of the senses. Describe how you would encourage your students to describe something in new ways by conveying emotions and painting verbal images.   2.Explain how you can help.
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  Application Questions for Ch. 13   1.Create a language arts lesson plan with a strong technology component. Include NETS for both students and teachers in addition to appropriate language arts/reading standards. Be sure to include clear objectives, step-by-step procedures, a list of materials (including applicable technologies and websites), and plans for assessment.   2.Review.
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  SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS   1) Theatre that comes from Africa, India, China, Japan, and the Arab world is often called. . . 2) African theatre is usually divided into three periods. Which of these periods is the oldest? 3) Of the three periods of African theatre which is sometimes called total theatre? 4) Who was.
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  Short Answer Questions for Ch. 11   1.Discuss the criteria that teachers, parents, and librarians should consider when identifying and selecting quality children’s picture books.   2.Explain why it is important for teachers to point out design elements in picture books to their students.  Select three of the following aspects of books and explain.
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DISCUSSION AND DEBATE   ?Often students don’t realize that they sometimes think in stereotypes. Highlighting these thoughts can help them understand stereotypes. ?Should the government fund the arts through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)? What are the advantages and disadvantages? You can have your students read this short description of one.
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  Short Answer Questions for Ch. 8   1.List and explain the purpose for each of the five steps in the writing process?   2.Explain the importance and impact of teacher modeling during the five stages of the writing process.   3.What role does literature play during writing workshop?   4.What is the teacher’s role during writing workshop?   5.Explain why.
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  Application Questions for Ch. 8   1.To help your students move forward as writers, you plan to introduce each of the 6+1 Writing Traits in upcoming minilessons in writing workshop. Design a minilesson for each trait. For each minilesson, select a picture book to exemplify the essence of each trait, and include.
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DISCUSSION AND DEBATE   ?Should the government limit screen entertainments? Should we change the First Amendment? How can we limit violence on screen without stepping on our First Amendment rights?   ?Do you think watching screen entertainments affect your values and opinions? ?Thirty years ago, there were about fifty different corporations who controlled our screen.
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  Short Answer Questions for Ch. 12   1.List and describe the five stages of spelling development. Explain why it is important for teachers to be aware of each student’s stage of spelling development?   2.Explain how teachers can use weekly spelling tests effectively as part of a comprehensive spelling program? Where should the words.
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DISCUSSION AND DEBATE                Everyone acts at one point or another. We each play our roles. But how does acting affect you in your every day life? Do we act too much or too little?                In order to understand a character in a play, it’s necessary to ask if the character.
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  MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS   1)The typical American spends about how many hours per year watching television? a)5,500 b)400 c)1,100 d)1,600 e)20,600 2)Actors who work primarily on stage are called… a)Sophisticated actors b)Legitimate actors c)Real actors d)Artiste actors e)Charismatic actors 3)Many theatre companies do not have stockholders and pay no dividends or federal taxes. These theatres are known as… a)Nonspecific theatres b)Free theatres c)Profit tomorrow theatres d)IRS theatres e)Non-profit theatres 4)The.
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Multiple Choice Questions for Ch. 8   1.Effective teachers in today’s writing classroom usually recognize that: a.The teacher is the main audience of students’ writing. b.Writing is an isolated activity and group work appears to distract the writer. c.To promote consistency, all students should write to an assigned topic. d.Proper writing conventions remain a priority but.
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Multiple Choice Questions for Ch. 15 1.You would expect an effective teacher to put time and effort into assessment of language arts for all of the following purposes, except: a.To inform and guide instruction b.To impact language arts learning c.To assign grades and percentages d.To monitor the outcomes of instruction 2.The state standards for language arts.
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  Short Answer Questions for Ch. 10   1.Explain the importance/purpose of reading aloud nonfiction literature to students of all ages.   2.Define and explain when students use each of the five expository text structures: (a) description, (b) sequence, (c) comparison and contrast, (d) cause and effect, and (e) problem and solution.   3.Select three of the.
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  SUGGESTIONS FOR SHORT PAPERS                Have the students write a short paper about a character or person unlike themselves. In this paper they must attempt to understand the character or person’s positive motivation.                Have the class write a paper where they must identity a character’s public image and private image.     .
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  Application Questions for Ch. 11   1.Select a well-known illustrator of children’s books (see Literature Cluster on page 344 for ideas) and create an illustrator study around this artist. Include clear objectives and learning goals for the study, examples of activities that your students will participate in, list of resources (books, websites),.
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Multiple Choice Questions for Ch. 10   1.Before students attempt to write expository text, they should: a.Conduct extensive research involving several different sources. b.Read a variety of informational nonfiction books. c.Memorize the five types of expository text structure and apply these to their own writing. d.Create one or more access features to be included in their.
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  Application Questions for Ch. 7   1.As a new teacher, you are planning on implementing reading workshop for the first time in your classroom. Prepare a plan in which you explain the organizational structure of the workshop (including the schedule), literature selection, and student activities.   2.Your principal has asked that you explain to.
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  Application Questions for Ch. 15 1.According to Routman (2000), effective teachers assess literacy and the language arts because “meaningful assessment interacts and aligns with instruction and has value for student, teacher, and parent.” In your own words, explain what Routman means. Following Routman’s advice, how will you use assessment to impact.
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Multiple Choice Questions for Ch. 11   1.All of the following are examples of sources/formats of viewing, except: a.Illustrations in children’s books b.CD-ROMs c.Greeting cards d.Speeches   2.All of the following are examples of ways students often visually represent learning, except: a.PowerPoint presentations b.Timelines c.Audio recordings d.Concrete poetry   3.When teachers select quality picture books they carefully consider: a.Artistic style, medium, sequence, or placement on.
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  MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS   In order to answer these multiple-choice questions the student must first read the following movie treatment. (A movie treatment is a document used to sell the idea of a movie to potential producers. Basically it’s just a short story that describes the essential plot, characters and provides some.
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  Application Questions for Ch. 14   1.Assume the role of a fifth-grade teacher. While studying the American Revolution, your students are reading various accounts of historical fiction and responding in literature response journals. Select a title that you know well that relates to this topic and design 5-10 guiding prompts that will.
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  MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS   1) Many scholars agree that theatre grew out of… a) Aristotle’s writing b) Bronze Age kings c) Political speeches d) Ritual e) Scripted weddings 2) Which type of opera used an orchestra made up of gongs, cymbals, lutes, rattles, drums, castanets, and a two-string violin? a) Japanese Opera b) Covent Garden Opera c) Western Opera d) Peking Opera 3).
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  MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS   1) Human beings have a tendency to act and react differently when they are in a group than when they are alone. This is known as… a) The Audience Effect b) Sharing a common experience c) Grouping d) The Laugh Track Effect e) The Group Dynamic 2) This term has to do with the.
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  Application Questions for Ch. 10   1.Assume the role of a fourth-grade teacher. Your students are going to study a science unit on weather and you would like for them to write their own research reports on a relevant topic. Explain how you would prepare your students for this undertaking. In particular,.
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  Short Answer Questions for Ch. 14   1.“Quality children’s literature lies at the heart of the integrated curriculum” (p. 438). Explain the meaning of this quote.Why and how should teachers use children’s literature when planning for an integrated curriculum?   2.Why is it important that teachers are cognizant of the powerful link between mathematics.
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  Application Questions for Ch. 12   1.Assume the role of a sixth-grade teacher. The parents of some of your students are upset because their children do not seem to care about correct spelling as they write their first drafts. The parents are afraid that their children will never learn to spell correctly.
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DISCUSSION AND DEBATE   ?Do you know your rights? Try it yourself. Poll the class before they read the chapter. How many can name all five rights guaranteed by the First Amendment?   ?Should the government have the right to limit free speech and what speech should be denied and why?   ?Should theatre have consumer.
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