Through the following examples, we aim to show how teachers can support young children’s growth in ways that are important to emergent writing development, with a focus on content knowledge, genre knowledge, and visual literacy.
Carol A. Donovan, Diane C. Sekeres, Cailin Jane Kerch
In this article, we explore a project whose goal is to use home- and community-based knowledge and concepts with which children are already familiar to introduce new topics around science and engineering in preschool.
Christine M. McWayne, Jayanthi Mistry, Sunah Hyun, Virginia Diez, Cynthia Parker, Betty Zan, Daryl Greenfield, Kimberly Brenneman
This Young Children cluster advocates a curriculum that is knowledge-rich, that is authentically connected to children’s social and cultural contexts, and that promotes positive perceptions of social identities.
The practice of an intentional morning greeting is something that can empower young children to embrace their day and their learning. Young children may be experiencing challenges or anxieties beyond the classroom, whether we are aware of them or not.
Fostering Content Knowledge: Meaningful Integration in the Primary Grades
The September 2020 issue of Young Children includes a cluster of articles that showcase the power of integrating science, math, technology, literacy, and social studies to make learning meaningful and content-rich across the primary grades.