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Beauchat, Katherine A.; Blamey, Katrin L.; Philippakos, Zoi A. – Guilford Publications, 2012
Sharing high-quality storybooks and nonfiction books not only is enjoyable for young children and teachers--it is also a powerful way to build crucial literacy skills. This engaging guide provides effective strategies for selecting books and using read-alouds to develop children's oral language, vocabulary, concepts of print, alphabet knowledge,…
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Oral Language, Phonological Awareness, Reprography
Castro, Dina C.; Ayankoya, Betsy; Kasprzak, Christina – Brookes Publishing Company, 2011
As early childhood programs and schools become more culturally and linguistically diverse, professionals need to create settings that welcome "new voices" and help all children succeed. This comprehensive professional development course gives them the in-depth practical guidance they need. Developed by respected scholar Dina Castro and her expert…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Cultural Pluralism, Program Effectiveness
Dacey, Linda; Collins, Anne – Stenhouse Publishers, 2011
"The Zeroing in on Number and Operations" series, which aligns with the Common Core State Standards and the NCTM Standards on Focal Points, features easy-to-use tools for teaching key concepts in number and operations and for addressing common misconceptions. Sharing the insights they've gained through decades of mathematics teaching and research,…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Academic Standards, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts
Project WET Foundation, 2011
The "Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0" continues Project WET's dedication to 21st-century, cutting-edge water education. Now in full color, Guide 2.0 offers new activities on topics such as National Parks and storm water, fully revised and updated activities from the original Guide and the very best activities gathered from all of…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Parks, Weather, Curriculum Guides
Beauchat, Katherine A.; Blamey, Katrin L.; Walpole, Sharon – Guilford Publications, 2010
Written expressly for preschool teachers, this engaging book explains the "whats," "whys," and "how-tos" of implementing best practices for instruction in the preschool classroom. The authors show how to target key areas of language and literacy development across the entire school day, including whole-group and small-group activities, center…
Descriptors: Play, Group Activities, Oral Language, Disadvantaged Youth
Pennsylvania Department of Education, 2009
Teachers of very young children have the awesome task of providing rich information and experiences that build skills and understanding in the context of every day routines and within intentionally-designed play opportunities that capture children's interests, wonder and curiosity so they want to know more. Pennsylvania's learning standards join…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Childhood Interests, Holistic Approach, Glossaries
Barone, Diane M.; Xu, Shelley Hong – Guilford Publications, 2007
Summarizing current research and weaving it into practical instructional strategies that teachers can immediately use with young English language learners (ELLs), this book addresses a major priority for today's primary-grade classrooms. All aspects of effective instruction for ELLs are explored: oral language development and instruction,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Instructional Materials, Educational Strategies, Oral Language