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ERIC Number: ED308959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May-1
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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Literature Based Curriculum in the Kindergarten.
Andrews, Sharon Vincz
Current research in early childhood suggests the need for increased small group instruction, variety and quality of materials, and support for teacher innovation. The use of a literature-based curriculum in the kindergarten offers both a means of bringing about these changes and an alternative to the very structured atmosphere now prevalent in many kindergartens. Literature circles which branch into larger curriculum structures give the kindergarten child the opportunity to become a critical thinker, a contributor to the curriculum, and a critical reader and writer. This paper provides examples of ways in which teachers can group their literature collections into texts sets, author sets, and themes sets for use in small and large group work. Also included are suggested readings, a bibliography grouped into texts sets, suggestions for themes and units, and a list of children's authors who will respond to communication from students and classes. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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