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have a whole class discussion in which students are asked to tel why they did or did not like the simulation activity.
Which of the following actions should the teacher take at the end of a computer simulation activity to promote students evaluation level of thinking.
allow students the option of downloading free clip art from the internet to illustrate their writing projects.
Students in a fourth-grade class are making drawing to illustrate their writing projects. The teacher observes a few students who are artistically talented making rude comments about the drawings of their classmates who are less artistically inclined. The teacher immediately lets the rude students know that such behavior will not be tolerated. The best follow up response from the teacher to this situation is to:
provide instruction to help struggling readers learn when and how to use different comprehension strategies and to repair comprehension problems.
In recent years, the florida legislature passed legislation that focuses on using reading as the foundation to improve student achievement in all subject areas. In general which of the following ways would be best for promoting struggling middle school readers growth as effective and competent readers of expository text?
being sensitive to nonverbal cues and being a reflective listener
After giving an assignment, a teacher notices that a student, Carl is growing. The teacher walks over to Carl's desk and the following exchange occurs.

Teacher: do you have a question about the assignment.

Carl: this is a stupid assignment.

Teacher: you sound upset. would you like to talk about it.

In her interactions with Carl, which of the following elements of effective communication did the teacher exhibit.
instructional approaches she is planning to use in her classroom
A first year third grade teacher has received her class roster for the upcoming school year. She notes that the 19 students in her class are culturally diverse and that two students are receiving ES services-one is visually impaired, and the other has mild hearing loss. In planning her classroom layout, it is most important for the teacher to consider the:
activity share ideas with colleagues to contribute to a successful learning community.
The computer science teacher volunteers to conduct a professional learning workshop for the other teachers at school on using a popular spreadsheet software program. Conducting the workshop best illustrates that the teacher knows how to:
engage students in higher order thinking in an authentic context
students in a high school history class are debating a controversial historical issue. The teachers main purpose for having the class debate is to:
invite a variety of male and female guests who have science related careers to visit the class throughout the year.
A science teacher observes that most of her students seem to think of scientists as men. which of the following would be the most effective way for the teacher to counter gender stereotyping?
formative assessment

formative assessments takes place during the learning process; it is used to give feedback to the teacher about the instructional process and ma take various forms (such as informal surveys, as shown in this question).
At midyear, a high school teacher asks the students to respond to the following three prompts:

What I like best about this class

What I like least about this class

What I would change to make this class better.

This type of assessment is called:

formative assessment
Promote students in higher order thinking in an authentic context.

debate isn't solving a problem, its arguing one.
Students in a high school history class are debating a controversial historical issue. The teacher's main purpose for having the class debate is to ______.
what would have happened if the giant and jack had become good friends?

This prompts students to use their imaginations to create a new scenario between Jack and the giant, a cognitive activity that demonstrates creative thinking.
Students in a second-grade class have finished reading a version of the classic tale, "jack and the Beanstalk." Which of the following questions about the story would likely be most effective for assessing students creative thinking skills?
Establish a highly managed classroom environment that focuses on procedural knowledge.

A highly managed classroom environment focus on procedural knowledge likely would result in less risk taking and less higher-level thinking from students.
In keep with a desire to foster higher-order thinking and enhance problem solving skills, which of the following strategies would be LEAST desirable for an algebra teacher to use?
setting a purpose for reading

The activity described in question will help the students establish a purpose for reading the passage. They will read to gather evidence that will verify their initial positios or cause them to modify or reverse them.
Before students begin reading a passage from their social studies textbook, the teacher gives the students a list of statements related to the topic of the passage. the teachers asks the students to mark whether they are or disagree with each of the statements. After the students mark their responses the teacher encourages tstudents to discuss their response and defend their positions. This practice best represents an application of which of the following strategies for increasing students compress. of content area reading?
limiting homework assingments to 15 minutes per day


some experts recommend a ratio of about 10 minutes of homework per grade level, so limiting homework assignments to 15 minutes per day for middle school students is not recommended.
Which of the following is NOT a recommended practice in regard to homework for middle school students?
ask the question before calling on a student

when the question comes before the students name, all students are given the opportunity to think and process their answers because the teacher has not yet identified the student who will be asked to respond.
To improve participation in and the quality of whole-class discussions, a teacher should ____
inductive reasoning

inductive reasoning involves looking at specific examples and trying to identify a pattern or trend that fits the given examples in order to determine a general rule.

deductive reasoning starts with basic assumptions or facts and proceed to a logical conclusion.
In giving students problems in which they must draw a general conclusion based on a number of examples, a mathematics teacher is most likely promoting students use of ____ reasoning
deductive reasoning
When teachers challenge students to reason from basic assumptions to reach a logical conclusion, they are most likely promoting students use of ____
criterion-refernced
A school district wants to develop a benchmark test to see how well students are progressing toward the academic goals of the district. What type of test would be best for this purpose?
generalizations


the ability to carry learning over from one setting to a different setting is generalizations.
A high school algebra teacher gives students the following tasks:

use wha you know about adding two fractions in arithmetic to write out a plan for adding two algebraic fractions.

In giving the students this task, the teacher is most likely promoting students use of ___
spend some time in self-reflection to examine her own attitude and beliefs about cultural groups
A language arts teacher is planning to implement a more culturally diverse approach to the study of literature in her class. An effective first step to enhance teaching by appreciating cultural diverse is for the teacher to _____
Teachers are subject to the strong norm in American culture to avoid empty silence
During class discussions, teachers often find it difficult to apply the recommended 3 second wait time for students responses to questions. According to experts, which of the following is the main reason for this difficulty?
allows students to make decisions in a safe environment
A second grade teacher is using a computer simulations activity to help students learn social studies concepts. A major advantage of using a computer simulation activity in social studies is that it ___
rewards
When using cooperative learning actives, students ____ should be interdependently determined.
low context, and high cognitive demand


academic tasks that are assigned as independent class work or homework are typically based upon low context and high cognitive demand.
In regular education classrooms, academic tasks that are assigned as independent class work or homework are typically based upon ____
a students classroom environment should be appropriate to his or her level of disability
With regard to students with disabilities, least restrictive environment means that _____
should promote student ownership in a smoothly functioning learning community.
A fifth grade teachers decides to hold a class meeting to address her concerns that students in the class are disruptive and unmotivated. The teachers decision to hold a class meeting illustrates her understanding that she ___
only as needed at the discretion of the school district
IEP team meeting to review a students IEP and, as appropriate, revise its provisions must be held ___
postive
____reinforcement is the technique of strengthening a behavior by giving a desirable reward.
annual budget
A primary charge of the school advisory council (SAC) is to assist in the preparation of the schools _____
postive
____reinforcement is the technique of strengthening a behavior by giving a desirable reward.
annual budget
A primary charge of the school advisory council (SAC) is to assist in the preparation of the schools _____
postive
____reinforcement is the technique of strengthening a behavior by giving a desirable reward.
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____reinforcement is the technique of strengthening a behavior by giving a desirable reward.