ERIC Number: ED343316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Project STEPS (Sequenced Transition to Education in the Public Schools): Instructional Strategies for the Helpful Entry Level Skills Checklist. Second Edition.
Byrd, Rita, Ed.; Rous, Beth, Ed.
This manual is intended to provide teachers of young children with disabilities with guidance in facilitating the independence of young children with and without disabilities and in making the transition from preschool to public school. The manual has three sections. The first describes the components of the teaching process and presents principles of instruction. These cover steps of the systematic instruction process, phases of learning, and instructional strategies (types of teacher assistance/prompting, strategies for removing prompts, and guidelines for choosing instructional strategies). The second section presents a rationale for stressing functional skills at the preschool level and includes a checklist of entry level skills. These cover classroom rules, work skills, communication skills, social behavior skills, and self-management skills. The third section presents specific teaching activities and techniques that correlate with checklist skills. An appendix describes 21 children's games and finger plays and lists records, songs, tapes, children's books, activity resources, videos, automated learning devices, and suggested ways to talk to children. (Includes 36 references) (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Child Development Centers of the Bluegrass, Lexington, KY.
Note: Cover title differs slightly. Some pages are produced on colored paper. For related documents, see ED 339 176-177 and EC 300 994.