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Steiner, Karen – Childhood Education, 1984
Offers annotated citations for several recent ERIC documents concerning how children think and learn and how those involved with them can assist in the development of these processes. (RH)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Annotated Bibliographies, Cognitive Style, Dramatics
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Lamme, Linda Leonard; Lee, Pam – Childhood Education, 1990
In this interview with a Florida kindergarten teacher, the whole language philosophy is used to help elementary students learn skills through ongoing reading and writing activities. Thematic units are used to encourage teacher facilitation and peer teaching. (DG)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Dramatic Play, Early Childhood Education, Grade 1
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Hatcher, Barbara; And Others – Childhood Education, 1988
Describes children's games from around the world that can be used to broaden students' global awareness. The games are cooperative, authentic, representative of a variety of cultures, and developmentally appropriate for children of 4 through 12 years. (BB)
Descriptors: Childrens Games, Class Activities, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences
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Castle, Kathryn – Childhood Education, 1990
Inventing games is an activity-based strategy for teaching children to (1) make decisions; (2) learn academic skills; (3) formulate organizational skills; (4) practice social skills; (5) develop rule-making knowledge; and (6) express their creativity. (DG)
Descriptors: Childrens Games, Creative Activities, Elementary School Students, Primary Education
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Dailey, Kathleen A. – Childhood Education, 1991
Discusses questions dealing with children's learning to read and write; children's drawing; encouragement, correction, and interpretation of children's writing; and writing programs. Suggests that parents and teachers can promote children's writing by creating an environment for children that develops confidence and by understanding the processes…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Kindergarten Children, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parents as Teachers
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Camp, Donna J.; Tompkins, Gail E. – Childhood Education, 1990
This brief history of the development of alphabet books includes a list of alphabet books for elementary and middle school children. A strategy for the use of these books in class involves these steps: choose books; set a purpose; introduce books; read them; describe them; compare and contrast them; evaluate them; and compose your own books. (DG)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Elementary Education, Literacy, Middle Schools
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Dodd, Elizabeth L. – Childhood Education, 1999
Discusses the use of jackdaws, collections of artifacts generating a visual representation of a time period, and historical fiction in the classroom to bring history alive for students. Reports on the success of jackdaws in an early-childhood classroom and in a university setting with preservice teachers. Includes jackdaws and related historical…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Early Childhood Education, Higher Education, History