ERIC Number: ED502351
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Increasing the Power of Instruction: Integration of Language, Literacy, and Math Across to Preschool Day
Schickedanz, Judith A.
National Association for the Education of Young Children
With many learning goals to be met, preschool teachers may wonder how to accomplish all of them. This book is intended to show teachers how to maximize the scope and power of instruction through integration across content domains and learning contexts. Focusing on language, literacy, and mathematics, the author introduces strategies to bolster instruction in all subjects. Exemplar vignettes demonstrate integration throughout the schedule, including during story time, center time, and large and small group sessions. Following an introduction the book is divided into two parts. Part I, Integration Across Content Domains, contains: (1) Integrating Learning Across the Domains Through Story Reading; (2) Reading "Inch by Inch:" Effective Integration in Action; (3) Strategies to Enhance Learning During and After Story Time; and (4) Using Predictable-Text Books with an Explicit Math Focus. Part II, Integration Across Learning Contexts, concludes with: (5) Integration in Whole Group/Circle Time; (6) Integration in Teacher-Organized Small Group Time; and (7) Small Group Time. The book also contains concluding thoughts and references. Appended are: (1) Math-Related Children's Books; (2) Mathematics Expectations for Prekindergarten Through Second Grade; and (3) Learning Paths and Teaching Strategies in Early Mathematics.
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Story Reading, Integrated Activities, Reading Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Small Group Instruction, Large Group Instruction, Learning Centers (Classroom), Books, Childrens Literature, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Achievement, Expectation, Early Childhood Education
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education; Primary Education
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