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Planning for Play, Observation, and Learning in Preschool and Kindergarten
     

Planning for Play, Observation, and Learning in Preschool and Kindergarten

by Gaye Gronlund
 

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ISBN-10: 1605541133

ISBN-13: 2901605541135

Pub. Date: 12/11/2012

Publisher: Redleaf Press


Learning can happen during every minute of a child’s day when you plan and teach with intention. This how-to resource provides four planning and reflecting frameworks to help you bring engaging experiences into your classroom. It describes a methodical cycle that encompasses the many elements of a successful classroom—a process of planning, implementing

Overview


Learning can happen during every minute of a child’s day when you plan and teach with intention. This how-to resource provides four planning and reflecting frameworks to help you bring engaging experiences into your classroom. It describes a methodical cycle that encompasses the many elements of a successful classroom—a process of planning, implementing, observing, reflecting, and individualizing curriculum—that helps build children’s academic and social skills.

With step-by-step guidance and planning forms to nurture children’s joy of learning, this book will help you
Incorporate learning goals into daily routines and group activities
Support child-led, high-level, developmentally appropriate play
Write lesson plans that are intentional, child-focused, and responsive
Assess children in ways that show what they are learning and how they are applying skills
Identify and communicate the type of learning that occurs as children play

Gaye Gronlund is an early childhood education consultant who trains early childhood educators across the country. She is the author of six books.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901605541135
Publisher:
Redleaf Press
Publication date:
12/11/2012
Pages:
232

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: The Wonders and Challenges of Teaching Young Children 1

Chapter 1 Implementing Curriculum through the Planning/Observation/ Individualization Cycle 13

Chapter 2 Planning and Reflection Frameworks 33

Chapter 3 Embedding Learning Goals and Academics in Play, Daily Routines, and Teacher-Led Group Activities 71

Chapter 4 Planning and Sustaining High-Level Play in Preschool and Kindergarten 101

Chapter 5 Individualization and Differentiation: Each Child Is Different 125

Chapter 6 Planning for More Child-Initiated Than Adult-Led Activities 161

Chapter 7 Building Relationships and Communicating with Families 185

Chapter 8 Integrating Authentic Assessment and Curriculum 197

Chapter 9 Revisiting the Planning/Observation/Individualization Cycle 229

Appendix A Planning and Reflection Frameworks 237

Preschool Weekly Planning and Reflection Framework

Kindergarten Weekly Planning and Reflection Framework

Weekly Planning and Reflection Framework

Infant/Toddler Weekly Planning and Reflection Framework

Appendix B Learning Goals for Play Areas 250

Appendix C Assessment Forms 254

Individual Child Information Record

Individual Adjustments

Preschool Choice Record

Kindergarten Choice Record

Portfolio Collection Form

Family-Teacher Summary Report

References 262

Index 265

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