The Castle In The Classroom

Author: Ranu Bhattacharyya
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 9781571107701
Size: 36.92 MB
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This book describes a year in a kindergarten classroom as the children embark on literary exploration. The detailed focus lessons throughout the book use the power of stories to deepen the literary experience so that reading and writing become as much a part of kindergarten as playing and pretending are.--[book cover]

Early Childhood Experiences In Language Arts Early Literacy

Author: Jeanne M. Machado
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305544773
Size: 10.35 MB
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EARLY CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES IN LANGUAGE ARTS: EARLY LITERACY, Eleventh Edition responds to national legislation, professional standards, and public concern about the development of young children's language and foundational literacy skills by providing current research-based instructional strategies in early language development. Activities throughout emphasize the relationship between listening, speaking, reading, writing (print), and viewing in language arts areas. This text addresses the cultural and ethnic diversity of children and provides techniques and tips for adapting curricula. Theory is followed by how-to suggestions and plentiful examples of classic books and stories, poems, finger plays, flannel board and alphabet experiences, puppetry, language games, drama, and phonemic and phonetic awareness activities. Students will also learn how, as teachers, they can best interact with children to promote appropriate language development, and how they can create a print-rich environment in the classroom. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Integrating Math Into The Early Childhood Classroom

Author: Joan D. Martin
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN:
Size: 72.57 MB
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"Activities and research-based strategies that build math skills, concepts, and vocabulary into classroom routines, learning centers, and more. Includes assessment & record-keeping forms."--Cover.

Early Childhood Teacher Research

Author: Kathryn Castle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136858180
Size: 31.28 MB
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What is early childhood teacher research and why is it important? How does a teacher researcher formulate a research question and a plan for doing research? How do teachers apply research results to effect change? Early Childhood Teacher Research is an exciting new resource that will address the sorts of questions and concerns that pre- and in-service teachers of young children frequently have when engaging in teacher research. Accessible and interactive, this book touches upon the important issues every early childhood teacher should know—the uniqueness of early childhood teacher research, reasons for doing it, and how to do it. In this comprehensive guide, Kathryn Castle explores each stage of teacher research, from conceptualization, generating research questions, identifying data sources, gathering and analyzing data, interpreting results, sharing results, to taking action based on results. Special features included in each chapter: Teacher Researcher Journal prompts for the reader to record ideas for research questions and to develop a plan for doing research. From the Field provides rich examples of real life early childhood teacher researchers and their perspectives on doing teacher research. Reflections ask readers to pause and think deeply about relating content to their own situations. Exploration of additional content, websites, resources, and activities are located in each chapter to help the reader go further in constructing their knowledge of teacher research.

Up Up Down

Author: Robert N. Munsch
Publisher: Scholastic Canada
ISBN: 1443113468
Size: 12.59 MB
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What goes up must come down! Anna loves to climb. She goes up, up, UP to the very top of anything she can find -- the dresser, the refrigerator... the TREE?! Can her mother and father get her down? Up, Up, Down has always been a popular story with Robert Munsch's very youngest fans. Now he has adapted it with a new, simplified text to make it perfect for adventurous toddlers!

Music Through Children S Literature

Author: Donna B. Levene
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563080210
Size: 52.35 MB
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Illustrated folk songs, rhythmic poems, stories with musical themes, and other picture books with a strong musical basis are used in this teacher resource to provide a springboard for learning about music and developing music appreciation. The books covered offer a rich diversity of text and graphic styles and are generally available thorugh school and public library collections. Titles include Possum Comes a-Knockin', All Join In, There's a Hole in the Bucket, Ragtime Tumpie, Berlioz, the Bear, and Follow the Drinking Gourd.

The Early Childhood Curriculum Inquiry Learning Through Integration

Author: Suzanne Krogh
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN:
Size: 79.24 MB
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Designed for courses in early childhood curriculum, Krogh and Morehouse offers detailed instruction on making an inquiry and integration approach to early education work. Part One provides a foundation in theory, philosophy, research, and child development—the knowledge future teachers will need to create effective curriculum on their own. Part Two present an entire chapter devoted to each major curriculum area, organized around the standards developed by the relevant national association. The “how to” format and inclusion of actual classroom projects and artifacts make this a truly practical and engaging text.

If Kids Ruled The World

Author: Linda Bailey
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
ISBN: 1554535913
Size: 29.88 MB
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Sure to be a storytime favorite, If Kids Ruled the World showcases the fantastical and fun results of a kid-designed reality. From the inventive (trampoline sidewalks) to the inclusive (nobody will ever be too old to play), these wishes for a more playful world are the perfect kickoff to a conversation about the wildest of dreams.

Professional Learning In Early Childhood Settings

Author: Susan Edwards
Publisher: Sense Pub
ISBN: 9789087907495
Size: 51.90 MB
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Attention has increasingly turned to the preparation and ongoing education of early childhood educators as governments have become increasingly aware of the importance of early childhood education as a key part of educational provision. This collection of case studies in continuing professional learning, drawn from Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, raises important questions about the nature and purpose of continuing professional learning in ECE by drawing on theories broadly described as 'post-developmental', including postmodernism, cultural-historical theory, sociocultural theory, narrativity, and critical theory. This book will provide a valuable addition to the libraries of teacher educators, professional developers, researchers, practitioners, and students of early childhood education. Taken as a whole, the chapters provide key insights into the complexities of how adults learn in, and about, early childhood settings, and examines the possibilites offered by reaching beyond traditional developmental views of teaching in ECE.

Funny In Farsi

Author: Firoozeh Dumas
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780307430991
Size: 48.47 MB
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Finalist for the PEN/USA Award in Creative Nonfiction, the Thurber Prize for American Humor, and the Audie Award in Biography/Memoir This Random House Reader’s Circle edition includes a reading group guide and a conversation between Firoozeh Dumas and Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner! “Remarkable . . . told with wry humor shorn of sentimentality . . . In the end, what sticks with the reader is an exuberant immigrant embrace of America.”—San Francisco Chronicle In 1972, when she was seven, Firoozeh Dumas and her family moved from Iran to Southern California, arriving with no firsthand knowledge of this country beyond her father’s glowing memories of his graduate school years here. More family soon followed, and the clan has been here ever since. Funny in Farsi chronicles the American journey of Dumas’s wonderfully engaging family: her engineer father, a sweetly quixotic dreamer who first sought riches on Bowling for Dollars and in Las Vegas, and later lost his job during the Iranian revolution; her elegant mother, who never fully mastered English (nor cared to); her uncle, who combated the effects of American fast food with an army of miraculous American weight-loss gadgets; and Firoozeh herself, who as a girl changed her name to Julie, and who encountered a second wave of culture shock when she met and married a Frenchman, becoming part of a one-couple melting pot. In a series of deftly drawn scenes, we watch the family grapple with American English (hot dogs and hush puppies?—a complete mystery), American traditions (Thanksgiving turkey?—an even greater mystery, since it tastes like nothing), and American culture (Firoozeh’s parents laugh uproariously at Bob Hope on television, although they don’t get the jokes even when she translates them into Farsi). Above all, this is an unforgettable story of identity, discovery, and the power of family love. It is a book that will leave us all laughing—without an accent. Praise for Funny in Farsi “Heartfelt and hilarious—in any language.”—Glamour “A joyful success.”—Newsday “What’s charming beyond the humor of this memoir is that it remains affectionate even in the weakest, most tenuous moments for the culture. It’s the brilliance of true sophistication at work.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Often hilarious, always interesting . . . Like the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, this book describes with humor the intersection and overlapping of two cultures.”—The Providence Journal “A humorous and introspective chronicle of a life filled with love—of family, country, and heritage.”—Jimmy Carter “Delightfully refreshing.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “[Funny in Farsi] brings us closer to discovering what it means to be an American.”—San Jose Mercury News From the Trade Paperback edition.