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Simmons, Barbara; Brewer, JoAnn – Childhood Education, 1985
Addresses typical questions raised by parents regarding early childhood education. References are provided for parents who want further information. (AS)
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
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Cliatt, Mary Jo Puckett; Shaw, Jean M. – Childhood Education, 1988
Discusses a variety of storytelling techniques. Emphasizes the importance of children's involvement in the construction and use of storytelling props. Concludes that storytelling helps children develop a positive attitude toward learning and extends their opportunities for literacy development. (RWB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Early Childhood Education, Expressive Language, Kindergarten
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Warner, Laverne; Craycraft, Ken – Childhood Education, 1984
Provides two lesson plans, one appropriate for kindergarten and one for fifth grade, emphasizing the role of the learner. Both plans include components addressing motivation, content, closure, and application. (RH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 5
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Van Camp, Sara S. – Childhood Education, 1982
Suggests that kindergarten teachers should once a week bring to class a news photograph which they can discuss with the children. Such an exercise can be used to create among the children a wider awareness of the world and to counter their tendency to focus exclusively on the self. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Egocentrism, Kindergarten, Primary Education
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Maxim, George W. – Childhood Education, 1997
Describes a kindergarten/first-grade and a second-grade program for teaching map reading skills. Suggests that map- reading instruction is required to improve children's geography knowledge. Provides ideas on how to observe the environment, use photos, encourage block play, use books, share maps, construct a model of the classroom, read cardinal…
Descriptors: Cartography, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes
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Tiballi,Brooke; Drake, Laura – Childhood Education, 1993
Reviews research on literature discussion groups, which suggests that groups allow readers to bring personal experiences to and take meaning from books, and young readers come to deeper levels of understanding. Discusses the use of literature groups in a kindergarten classroom, focusing on the teacher's use of and responses to literature, and the…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Discussion Groups
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Barclay, Kathy; Breheny, Camille – Childhood Education, 1994
Discusses a method for assessing, evaluating, recording, and reporting pupil progress in kindergarten classes. Describes how continuous assessment and evaluation becomes part of the instruction process, and is conducted through teacher logbooks, skills checklists, portfolio folders, and "pupil passport" folders forwarded to first-grade teachers.…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Early Childhood Education, Holistic Evaluation, Informal Assessment
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Bergeron, Bette S.; And Others – Childhood Education, 1996
A kindergarten teacher and a language development teacher collaborated in using a thematic literature activity, in which kindergartners focused on a book which was read to them, discussed it, and engaged in related dramatic play; discussed feelings and drew pictures; and recalled earlier sessions of the activity. The kindergarten teacher extended…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Early Childhood Education, Integrated Activities
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Myers, Michal Elaine; Myers, Barbara Kimes – Childhood Education, 2002
Addresses holidays in the curriculum and concerns raised for educators about how to be inclusive and recognize students' different cultures. Presents a sample approach to exploring holidays in the classroom, including techniques for brainstorming, celebration activities, children's individual experiences, expanding experiences, engaging families,…
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Cultural Influences