ERIC Number: ED423628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Project STEPS: Instructional Strategies Manual for the Helpful Entry Level Skills Checklist. Revised Edition. Third Edition.
Byrd, Rita; Rous, Beth
This manual, part of Project STEPS (Sequenced Transition to Education in the Public Schools) is intended to provide teachers, particularly those at the preschool level, with ideas for increasing independence in young children as they make the transition from preschool to school-age programs. Section 1 is an overview of instructional issues which describes the components of good teaching, phases of learning, and instructional strategies. Section 2 is a guide to using the manual. It defines terms and offers a procedure to identify strategies, activities, and adaptations to use with a specific child. The bulk of the manual consists of a guide to the specific instructional strategies and activities. These are divided into five categories: (1) classroom rules, (2) work skills, (3) communication skills, (4) social behavior skills, and (5) self management skills. Specific strategies and activities are coded as to appropriateness for children with hearing impairments, visual impairments, multiple disabilities, speech/language impairments, or good ideas for use in families. (DB)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Principles, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Activities, Public Schools, School Readiness, Self Management, Teaching Methods, Transitional Programs
Project STEPS, Child Development Centers of the Bluegrass, Inc., 465 Springhill Dr., Lexington, KY 40503-1233 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Development Centers of the Bluegrass, Lexington, KY.