ERIC Number: ED380967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Three Keys for Successful Circle Time: Responding to Children with Diverse Abilities.
Wald, Penelope J.; And Others
This article presents strategies that promote responsive instruction of young children with diverse abilities during teacher-directed large group times, specifically "circle time." It uses a traditional circle time format to show how such typical activities as observing the weather can be modified to provide multisensory, multilevel, and multiple learning opportunities. Suggestions are offered for including circle time experiences which utilize the visual, hearing, touch, smell, taste, vestibular, and proprioceptive senses. Teaching strategies for providing multilevel instruction include the use of auditory, visual, and tactile prompting; varying response options; and modifying duration. The provision of multiple opportunities to learn through circle time activities is considered within a model learning cycle. An example of these strategies to teach calendar skills is provided. (Contains 13 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Dept. of Teacher Preparation and Special Education.