The First Six Weeks of School (1st ed - out of print) (Strategies for Teachers) by Paula Denton

The First Six Weeks of School (1st ed - out of print) (Strategies for Teachers)

Book Title: The First Six Weeks of School (1st ed - out of print) (Strategies for Teachers)

Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.

ISBN: 1892989042

Author: Paula Denton


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NOTE: This edition (copyright 2000) was replaced by an updated and expanded edition in 2015 (see above), ISBN 978-1-892989-81-9.


Description of 1st edition: Learn how to structure the first six weeks of school to lay the groundwork for a productive year of learning. Discover how taking the time to build a solid foundation in the early weeks of school can pay off all year long in increased student motivation, cooperation, responsibility, and self-control.

This comprehensive guidebook for K-6 teachers features:

  • Daily plans for the first three weeks and commentary about these plans at three grade levels: primary (K-2), middle (3-4), and upper (5-6)
  • Detailed guidelines for:
    - Building community
    - Creating rules and teaching routines
    - Introducing engaging curriculum
    - Fostering autonomy
    - Integrating social and academic learning
    - Establishing high expectations for learning and behavior
  • An extensive collection of games, activities, greetings, songs, read-alouds, and resources especially useful during the early weeks of school