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  • Item #: 789
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    By Pat Barrett Dragan

    In this wise and practical book, an experienced teacher shows you how to get non-native speakers started on language learning. She shares many innovative techniques and demonstrates how to build a classroom community that encourages and supports language learners by celebrating diversity, integrating language and expression into all areas of the curriculum, and actively involving families. Though written for teachers of grades K–3, the book is also useful for teachers of younger children. Includes resources and examples of student work. From Heinemann.

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  • Item #: 3006
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    Developmentally appropriate practice is so fundamental to the early childhood field that all new educators need a sound grasp from the very start. While DAP’s basic concepts aren’t difficult or arcane, they can be understood wrongly or incompletely—and often are! This engaging set (Basics of DAP book and Looking at the Basics of DAP DVD) describes the core concepts and makes them meaningful to everyday practice.

  • Item #: 259
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    By Carol Copple & Sue Bredekamp

    Developmentally appropriate practice is so fundamental to the early childhood field that all new educators need a sound grasp from the very start. While DAP’s basic concepts aren’t difficult or arcane, they can be understood wrongly or incompletely—and often are! This engaging little book describes the core concepts and makes them meaningful to everyday practice for preschool teachers. College instructors, directors, and trainers will find this an invaluable tool for introducing learners to the foundation of the early childhood field.

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    By Jeanne M. Machado, Romana E. Reynolds

    Invaluable for the 2- or 4-year ECE student or for early ECE professionals, this resource covers job opportunities from infant care to college-level ECE instruction, explores the growing number of job titles and employers in the field, and details where jobs exist and what qualifications are necessary. Accompanying CD-ROM includes sample cover letters, resumes, interview tips, and checklists that aid in advancing an educational career, from structuring a self-assessment of interests and skills to competing for a specific job. From Thomson Delmar Learning.

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    By V. Susan Bennett-Armistead, Annie M. Moses, Nell K. Duke

    Literacy—the ability to listen, speak, read, and write—begins developing long before children enter elementary school. Catherine Snow states in the foreword: “Every early childhood setting needs a copy of this book,” and we agree.

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    By Samuel J. Meisels, Sally Atkins-Burnett

    Sound developmental screening identifies those children who should receive more extensive assessment to determine whether they need additional support for learning. Developmental Screening in Early Childhood covers the basics of selecting an appropriate instrument and setting up a screening program.

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    By Ingrid Chalufour & Karen Worth

    This third installment in the Young Scientist Series from Redleaf Press focuses children's explorations to help deepen their understanding of water and its properties—including concepts related to water's flow, appearance, and effect on objects. This nationally field-tested curriculum supports children's early development of important science inquiry skills such as questioning, investigating, discussing, and formulating ideas and theories.

  • Item #: 774
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    By Ingrid Chalufour, Karen Worth

    This indispensable handbook for trainers and administrators introduces staff to the Exploring Water With Young Children curriculum—from planning to implementation. Seven basic and eight advanced workshops develop staff members understanding of science and inquiry teaching skills. Includes strategies for supporting teachers over time through mentoring and guided discussions, as well as charts, forms, and reproducible overheads for extended study and reflection. From Redleaf Press.

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  • Item #: 2002
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    By Susan Conklin Thompson

    Art and literacy experiences can be integrated into the classroom to great effect, and Susan Thompson shows us how. Interpreting and creating pictorial representations is an important step on the road to literacy, as is experimenting with combinations of symbols and text. When we value and support children's symbolic expression and communication, children respond and gain confidence.

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    By Derry Koralek, ed.

    The creative arts—including music, movement, dramatic play, puppetry, painting, sculpture, and drawing—are a crucial part of early childhood. Not only do the arts allow children to express themselves, but creative activity can enhance development of children's skills in literacy, science, math, social studies, and more. This engaging collection of articles from Young Children also includes resources and carefully designed questions and activities to aid readers in reflecting on best practice.