Fostering Resilience in Young Children at Risk for Failure: Strategies for Grades K-3 / Edition 1

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This is the only book of its kind to specifically address how early childhood professionals can give children with risk factors the academic, social, and emotional support they need.

Characteristics of what makes young children vulnerable for school problems are discussed to let teachers know what to look for, and teacher strategies are presented to strengthen children's skills and increase learning and achievement in kindergarten and the primary grades. Includes cases and student work samples to illustrate strategies.


  • A context for understanding risk
  • A specific focus on the role of teachers in supporting resilience.
  • Important strategies for all early childhood educators. (Ex. pp 44-46, 106-107).
  • Research-based approaches for working with children who struggle in school. (Ex. pp 149).
  • A focus on common needs of children who are at risk for failure and concrete examples of assessment tools and strategies teachers can use to support them. (Ex. pp 87, 91).
  • Strategies to increase parent involvement and support for children's learning at home. (Ex. pp 182).
  • Classroom artifacts. (Ex. pp 130-131, 166-167).
  • Figure and tables-illustrate main ideas, provide examples, and templates teachers can use in their classrooms (Ex. pp 78-79).
  • Case examples and guiding questions-included throughout the text to keep readers engaged with the material. (Ex. pp 9, 26-27).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131706736
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 8/29/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Children Vulnerable for Failure

Chapter 2 Characteristics That Contribute to Vulnerability for Failure

Chapter 3 Foundational Supports

Chapter 4 Supporting Learners with Unique Support Needs

Chapter 5 Using Assessment to Inform Instruction

Chapter 6 Supporting Appropriate Behavior

Chapter 7 Supporting Academic Growth

Chapter 8 Fostering Resilience Through Partnerships



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