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Columba, Lynn – Childhood Education, 2007
Children's literature can play a significant role in integrating math and science concepts into real-world applications. One particularly delightful selection is "Cucumber Soup" (Krudwig, 1998). This book can create a context--making cucumber soup--for weighing and for a real-life on adding fractions. This kind of learning context takes children…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Interdisciplinary Approach, Number Concepts, Scientific Concepts
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Bower, Douglas – Childhood Education, 1984
Describes a classroom economics system for fifth graders based on real-life experience. Income earned in assigned "jobs" may be spent for future fixed expenses, unexpected opportunities and expenses, and immediate entertainment. Students learn social skills as well as how to bank, buy stock and insurance, cope with unemployment, manage a store,…
Descriptors: Banking, Classroom Techniques, Consumer Education, Elementary Education
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Lukasevich, Ann – Childhood Education, 1984
Discusses specific steps teachers of young children can take to sustain and increase children's love of poetry. The discussion ranges from the music of Mother Goose, chants, and nonsense verse to implementing a planned program of poetry writing. (RH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Poetry, Teaching Methods
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Bondy, Elizabeth – Childhood Education, 1984
Discusses metacognition as an important component of a set of essential survival skills for the future. Indicates ways to promote general awareness of metacognitive activity, facilitate conscious monitoring of comprehension, and encourage a deliberate and systematic approach to learning and problem solving. (RH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Guidelines, Learning Activities
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Wearne, Diana; Hiebert, James – Childhood Education, 1984
Argues that meaningful learning in mathematics occurs when children link their understanding with the symbols and procedures they are taught. Identifies three areas in which such connections are made: centering on symbols in the problem, procedures used to solve the problem, and final response to the problem. (RH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Instruction
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Ross, Dorene Doerre – Childhood Education, 1982
Concrete suggestions for teaching group art lessons to stimulate creative expression are offered, with focus on conducting motivation sessions and providing help during ongoing activities. (MP)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Creative Expression, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Kristo, Janice V. – Childhood Education, 1983
Describes successful classroom strategies for improving the reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills of a fourth grader with poor communication skills development. Practices include sustained silent reading, exposure to "real" literature, reading aloud, purposeful listening, and writing with a purpose. Guidelines for teachers are…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Elementary Education
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Tway, Eileen – Childhood Education, 1983
Points out stages in writing-skill development as well as ways children's writing can be stimulated at home and in school. Topics include: encouraging new vocabulary and development of spoken language; reading to the child and stimulating involvement and response; being an example by writing in the presence of children; and providing opportunities…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Students, Guidelines
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Timberlake, Pat – Childhood Education, 1983
Points out how dice games can be used to teach mathematics concepts, discussing 13 dice games of varying difficulty. (RH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Games, Learning Experience
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Sidorsky, Phyllis G. – Childhood Education, 1983
Suggests way of introducing books to children and lists resources containing ideas for promoting reading. (RH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Guidelines, Motivation Techniques
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Simmons, Barbara J. – Childhood Education, 1983
Provides lesson plans for stimulating children's oral storytelling in preparation for writing, expanding children's curiosity about computers, and extending children's language and communication skills through classifying and grouping materials from home and school. (RH)
Descriptors: Classification, Computer Literacy, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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West, Betsy E. – Childhood Education, 1983
Identifies differences between the cultures of Southeast Asian countries and those of the United States that could cause misunderstanding in American schools. Differences in communication, schooling, and values are pointed out, and the influence of social factors and the impact of teachers' activities and attitudes are discussed. (RH)
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Educational Experience, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Gainer, Ruth Straus – Childhood Education, 1983
Describes how art activities can create a comfortable atmosphere of valuing diversity without spotlighting the culturally different child. Guidelines are offered for using folk arts, art history, children's literature, and small-group activities. (RH)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art History, Childrens Literature, Cultural Awareness
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Benninga, Jacques S.; Crum, Ruth Ann – Childhood Education, 1982
Discusses an approach to moral education that is based on developmental theory and involves creative dramatics and role playing of themes in children's books. Guidelines for preparatory exercises, an outline of the dramatization process, and a list of books classified according to feelings, emotions, and character traits illuminated in the stories…
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Developmental Stages, Dramatic Play
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Slobodzian, Kurt A.; Antes, Sally E. – Childhood Education, 1981
Advocates a sensory approach, involving care for plants and animals, to help children understand the nature of life and death. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Death, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Education
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