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Markworth, Kimberly A. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2016
A "repeating pattern" is a cyclical repetition of an identifiable core. Children in the primary grades usually begin pattern work with fairly simple patterns, such as AB, ABC, or ABB patterns. The unique letters represent unique elements, whereas the sequence of letters represents the core that is repeated. Based on color, shape,…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Mathematics Teachers
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Petrie, Kaylan – Science and Children, 2015
Earth and space science deserve the same level of inclusion in early childhood curriculum as the other science disciplines, and research shows that the sooner children are introduced to concepts like those presented in planetarium programs, the stronger their lifelong interest in science will be. Much astronomy visualization outside of…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Science Instruction, Observation, Story Telling
Connors-Tadros, L. – Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, 2013
In this "FastFacts," a state's Department of Education requests information from the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) on how the research defines skills in social-emotional development, approaches to learning, and executive function, to inform planned revisions to the early childhood indicators of progress for children…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Executive Function, Child Development
Washington State Department of Early Learning, 2012
The Department of Early Learning (DEL), in partnership with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and Thrive Washington, has published the Early Learning and Development Guidelines (guidelines) for children from birth through third grade. The guidelines replace the Early Learning and Development Benchmarks, which were first…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Primary Education, Early Intervention, State Standards
Gewertz, Catherine – Education Week, 2011
In a bid to help more students read proficiently in 3rd grade--a skill considered critical to their future educational success--new laws and initiatives springing up around the country require educators to step up their efforts to identify and help struggling readers even before they enter kindergarten. It's not unusual for states or school…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Primary Education, Preschool Education, Grade 3
Marietta, Geoff – Foundation for Child Development, 2010
Leading change to create an integrated PreK-3rd education and connect early learning programs with the K-12 system is not easy. Superintendents require courage to take the first step, persistence and political skills to encourage organizational and community engagement, and a relentless focus on results to measure progress and build momentum. As a…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Learning Readiness, Academic Persistence, High School Graduates
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Kurtz, Jeff – Horace, 2009
Many years ago, when the author first started teaching, a colleague showed him a great technique for communicating with families: At the end of the day, she used a 24- by 16-inch chart tablet to produce daily news in shared writing with her students. She, and then the author, chose one student each day to take the tablet home. That student…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Writing Skills, Childrens Literature
Goldman, Elizabeth; Adler, Ralph C. – National Institute for Literacy, 2006
Parents are the child's first and most important teacher. This booklet begins with a story about the parent of a first grade reader. The parent in the story models methods which a real life parent could employ to help a child learn to read such as finding words that begin with the first letter of a child's name, or taking turns with the child…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Reading Instruction, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Vocabulary Development
Grantmakers for Education, 2006
Gaps in academic achievement between students from various racial and ethnic groups and from low-income families are a cause for national concern. The advent of high stakes testing and the increased awareness of high dropout rates have rekindled the search for ways to help all children succeed in school. Many strategies to address lagging…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Ethnic Groups, Systems Approach
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Berninger, Virginia W.; Dunn, Alnita; Shin-Ju ,Cindy Lin; Shimada, Shirley – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2004
Similarities and differences between discursive practitioners and scientist-practitioners are discussed in reference to a variety of issues. The scientist-practitioner's approach to generating and evaluating new knowledge is illustrated with two partnerships: (a) between the University of Washington Multidisciplinary Learning Disability Center and…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Second Language Learning, Grade 1, Grade 2