Spotlight on Young Children: Teaching and Learning in the Primary Grades
Spotlight on Young Children series
Published by: National Association for the Education of Young Ch
Imprint: The National Association for the Education of Youn
Empowering students to be active thinkers and learners Primary students enter the classroom as capable thinkers with unique experiences, skills, and ideas about the world. Using this new collection of articles, educators can build on that preexisting knowledge to take teaching and learning to the next level. This valuable resource will help you - Create environments that boost learning and build social relationships among students - Engage young learners in interpreting complex literature and thinking deeply and meaningfully about math and science - Support culturally and linguistically diverse children - Foster strong ties with families Using the ideas presented here as a foundation, educators can make the most of their time with students by using each interaction as a powerful opportunity to instill confidence, competence, and a love of learning.
IntroductionLinking the Primary Classroom Environment to Learning Teachers Connecting With Families—In the Best Interest of ChildrenA Is Burrito and B Is Sloppy Joe: Creating Print-Rich Classroom Environments The Book Matters! Choosing Complex Narrative Texts to Support Literary Discussion Meeting the Next Generation Science Standards: Best Practices for Engaged Learning The Importance of Deep Thought in Mathematics Interactions: Why Focusing on the Answer Is Not the Answer Investigating the Role of Interactive Technology in a First Grade Classroom Social Studies From Early Childhood Education to the World Guiding Children’s Friendship Development “We’re Many Members, but One Body”: Fostering a Healthy Self-Identity and Agency in African American Boys Community Explorers: Critical Thinking Strategies for Supporting Dual Language Learners Lessons Learned From a Teacher Working With Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children Teacher-Made Assessments Show Students’ Growth
Spotlight on Young Children: Teaching and Learning in the Primary Grades includes research-based techniques and vivid examples to help primary educators refine and improve all areas of their instruction, from literacy to social studies to the integration of technology to social and emotional learning. This accessible text will help teachers enhance their instructional strategies, benefitting all their students in a range of ways.
—Dana Nerenberg, Principal, Sitten Elementary, Portland Public Schools
This book offers refreshing content for teachers striving to provide an equitable education for students in diverse classrooms. The articles merge theory and practice, inviting educators to reflect on and deepen their practice.
—Holly Dixon, Primary Teacher, Philadelphia, PA
This collection of articles emphasizes the importance of connecting real-world experiences to student-centered practices by engaging students in meaningful dialogue and critical thinking. It encourages educators to create supportive and collaborative learning environments in the primary classroom!
—Lisa D. Wood, Associate Instructor, Indiana University