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ERIC Number: EJ1134659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Interactive Reading
Robinson, Ariel
Science and Children, v54 n6 p50-54 Feb 2017
Although the "Next Generation Science Standards" and "Common Core State Standards" do not extend to prekindergarten, early learning experiences are vital to preparing young children entering kindergarten with the background knowledge, technical vocabulary, resourcefulness, and dispositions for inquiry that are the foundations for future science learning. Informational texts are excellent media to connect children's background experiences with new and interesting ideas. This article demonstrates how young children, such as the students in Ms. Mitchell's prekindergarten class, are capable of successfully engaging with informational texts to build scientific knowledge. They can connect science concepts to real-world experiences and should have abundant opportunities to use these valuable learning resources.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A