Instructional Strategies for Middle and High School is an accessible, practical, and engaging methods textbook that introduces pre-service teachers to various instructional strategies and helps them to decide how and when to use these methods in the classroom. Classrooms are comprised of diverse learners, and aspiring teachers will face complex decisions about the assessment of student learning and classroom management. Veteran teacher educators Bruce Larson and Timothy Keiper offer practical suggestions for ways to integrate effective classroom management and valid assessment techniques with each instructional strategy. Instructional Strategies for Middle and High School equips pre-service teachers with the methodological tools to promote understanding, conceptual awareness, and learning for every child in the classroom.

Features and updates to this new edition include:

  • Clear, step-by-step descriptions and illustrative in-class videos of seven instructional techniques and that pre-service teachers can realistically implement within the classroom setting
  • Increased coverage on teaching English language learners, including a "Making Your Lesson More Meaningful for ELLs" feature now included in every instructional strategy chapter
  • "Enhancing Your Teaching With Technology" feature included in every instructional strategy chapter
  • Fresh interior design to better highlight pedagogical elements and key features, all to better engage students
  • Fully revamped and comprehensive companion website, with both student and instructor materials that stress real-world application of strategies, classroom assessment and management.

part |122 pages

Teaching on a Solid Foundation

chapter |37 pages

The Classroom Learning Community

chapter |21 pages

Constructing Classroom Curriculum

chapter |33 pages

Long- and Short-Range Planning

part |175 pages

Instructional Strategies

chapter |24 pages

Lecture/Interactive Presentation

chapter |24 pages


chapter |22 pages

Concept Formation

chapter |28 pages

Cooperative Learning

chapter |23 pages

Simulations, Role-Play, and Dramatization

chapter |28 pages

Discussion and Debate

chapter |24 pages

Student-Directed Investigation