ERIC Number: ED405122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom Ages 4-14. A Resource for Parents and Teachers. [Second Edition.]
Expanded from its previous edition to include ages 13 and 14, this book provides teachers and parents with a quick reference on important childhood developmental issues, explaining what children should be learning and doing in the classroom at each developmental stage. The book begins by discussing how developmental issues can affect administrative and classroom decisions in the areas of mixed age grouping, ability grouping, retention, food, exercise, the structure of the school day, and racial and cultural questions. Each of the 11 chapters, one for each year, includes a narrative description and charts outlining growth patterns, classroom implications, and appropriate curriculum. The charts allow readers to identify developmental "yardsticks" for a given age. These charts outline characteristic growth patterns (physical, social, language, and cognitive) as well as what to expect in the classroom regarding vision and fine motor ability, gross motor ability, cognitive growth, and social behavior. The curriculum charts summarize the developmental continuum between ages 4 and 14, covering reading, writing, mathematics, and thematic units in social science, science, and current events. The book concludes with a list of over 100 favorite books for different ages, and resources for parents and teachers. (HTH)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Age Differences, Child Development, Childhood Needs, Children, Cognitive Development, Developmental Continuity, Developmental Stages, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Individual Development, Language Acquisition, Middle Schools, Physical Development, Preschool Education, Psychomotor Skills, Reference Materials, Social Development, Student Needs
Publishing Division, Northeast Foundation for Children, 71 Montague City Road, Greenfield, MA 01301; phone: 800-360-6332; fax: 413-772-2097; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ($14.95, plus $4 shipping. Discount on quantity copies).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Northeast Foundation for Children, Greenfield, MA.
Note: For first edition, see ED 368 472.