Spotlight on Teaching Preschoolers
Spotlight on Young Children series
Published by: National Association for the Education of Young Ch
Imprint: The National Association for the Education of Youn
Successful and effective preschool teachers use creative, engaging approaches to support the development and learning of every child in the classroom. The highly relevant and practical articles in this volume, drawn from recent issues of NAEYC’s journal Young Children, offer research-based, developmentally appropriate strategies that preschool teachers can use or adapt for their work with young children and families. Each article celebrates and informs the work of preschool teachers. Individual study guides include questions and activities that invite reflection and build on the content of each article. Readers can use the study guides on their own or with colleagues or fellow students. Teacher educators and staff developmnent specialists will find the study guides useful tools for facilitating learning. This volume is part of NAEYC’s best-selling Spotlight series—great resources for the college classroom and for staff development.
Introduction / Derry Koralek Phonological Awareness Is Child’s Play! / Hallie Kay Yopp and Ruth Helen Yopp Young Photographers: Can 4-Year-Olds Use a Digital Camera as a Tool for Learning? An Investigation in Progress . . . / Bonnie Blagojevic and Karen Thomes Clay Play / Liz Rogers and Dana Steffan The Power of Planning: Developing Effective Read-Alouds / Meagan K. Shedd and Nell K. Duke Meeting the Home Language Mandate: Practical Strategies for All Classrooms / Karen Nemeth The General Store: Refl ections on Children at Play /Lisa Rounds Miles Are You a Highly Qualifi ed, Emotionally Intelligent Early Childhood Educator? / Janet Pickard Kremenitzer The Reading Chair / Isabel Baker and Miriam Baker Schiffer Action Plan Form