ERIC Number: EJ633340
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Abby Bear Deserves To Be Heard: Setting Early Writers Free.
Miels, Jill C.
Young Children, v56 n2 p36-41 Mar 2001
Four case studies are presented illustrating how kindergarten curricula can enhance early literacy development. Curriculum components described include student choice, activities appropriate for multiple developmental levels, large blocks of work time, shared voice, theme-based learning, access to materials, respect for autonomy, and minimal large group instruction. A developmentally appropriate classroom literacy environment survey is included. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Beginning Writing, Case Studies, Childrens Writing, Classroom Environment, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Individual Development, Kindergarten, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Characteristics, Student Needs, Thematic Approach
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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