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Achkasova, Natalya – Online Submission, 2013
This article invites teachers to consider how to strengthen links between English, music, arts, and acting, maximizing the potential for children to become successful language learners at a young age. It will show how children's opera can act as a catalyst for learning and using the language. The findings demonstrate that teaching English with a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English Instruction, Communicative Competence (Languages), Young Children
D'Angelo, Frank; Iliev, Nevin – Online Submission, 2012
The use of manipulatives is an essential key to teaching mathematics to young children. Throughout history, different types of manipulatives have been used to aid in comprehension of mathematical concepts including quipu, abaci and pattern blocks. Today, concrete and virtual manipulatives are the tools that early childhood teachers are using in…
Descriptors: Manipulative Materials, Young Children, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction
Mohammed Abdel Raheem, Azza Ashraf – Online Submission, 2011
The present study attempted to examine the effect of using computer edutainment on developing 2nd graders' writing skills. The study comprised thirty-second year primary stage enrolled in Bani Hamad primary governmental school, Minia governorate. The study adopted the quasi-experimental design. Thirty participants were randomly assigned to one…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Writing Skills, Skill Development
Sheridan, Susan Rich – Online Submission, 2009
An emphasis on scribbles and drawing as important brain-building behavior makes this book's Neuroconstructive theory of child development and Scribbling/Drawing/Writing practice unique. A child's brain builds itself in response to genetics, DNA codes, and the environment. One of the pre-determined ways a child's brain naturally builds itself is by…
Descriptors: Young Children, Child Development, Freehand Drawing, Writing Skills
Miller, Cathy Puett – Online Submission, 2010
Preschool and kindergarten educators know that strong oral language skills must be in place before children can learn to read. In "Before They Read: Teaching Language and Literacy Development through Conversations, Interactive Read-Alouds, and Listening Games," Cathy Puett Miller helps educators teach those early literacy skills with engaging…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Oral Language, Language Skills, Emergent Literacy
Brakas, Nora; Dunn, Kerry; Pittman-Smith, Sally – Online Submission, 2008
The purpose of this work is to present a comprehensive curricular approach that helps childhood educators empower students as developing thinkers who, by connecting with literature, build a deeper and more robust cultural understanding of themselves and others. Based on a formal content analysis, 44 picture books from and about the Middle East and…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Content Analysis, Classification, Picture Books
Online Submission, 2006
This resource is a revision of the teaching resource Individualized Program Plans (1995), Book 3 (ED392232) in the Programming for Students with Special Needs series. It aims to create a bridge between the product, the process and the underlying vision of Individualized Program Planning (IPP). The Standards for Special Education (Amended June…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Program Development