ERIC Number: ED426797
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
100 Small-Group Experiences. The Teacher's Idea Book 3.
This guide addresses how to make small-group time with young children a meaningful, active, and engaging learning experience for both children and adults. The guide's introductory chapter outlines guiding principles for successful small groups, discusses the mechanical aspects of small-group times, explains how adults find and develop ideas for small-group experiences, and examines how adults support children's explorations during the small-group activity. The discussion in this chapter is illustrated with actual classroom examples for the small-group activities described in the rest of the guide. The next four sections of the guide presents 25 sample small-group plans for each of the following idea sources: (1) children's interests; (2) new materials; (3) the High/Scope key experiences; and (4) children's experiences with the events, places, and traditions of the community. The small-group times are child-oriented and begin with observations of children's interests and classroom behaviors and build from there, incorporating ideas that teachers gather from a wide range of sources. Each small group time plan is organized as follows: (1) originating ideas; (2) possible key experiences; (3) materials; (4) beginning, middle and ending sequences; and (5) follow-up ideas. The guide concludes with a materials index. (Author/SD)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Class Activities, Group Activities, Group Experience, Learning Activities, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education, Small Group Instruction, Student Centered Curriculum, Teaching Guides, Time Blocks
High/Scope Press, High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, 600 North River Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48198-2898; Tel: 313-485-2000; Tel: 800-40-PRESS (Toll Free); Fax: 313-485-0704.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.