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ERIC Number: EJ819240
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1538-6619
Authentic Literacy Experiences to Teach and Support Young Children during Stressful Times
Ableser, Judith
Young Children, v63 n2 p74-76, 78-79 Mar 2008
How can teachers balance early curricular demands and expectations while addressing the social and emotional needs of young children during times of crisis and stress? The author suggests that teachers need to redirect and engage children in learning activities that give them a feeling of control, competence, and empowerment in their own lives and in the world, while promoting academic skills in a meaningful context. She relates the stories of three teachers who use authentic experiences to address children's distress. A sidebar lists relevant read-aloud and shared reading books for preschool through grade 3.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A