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Young Children
November 18, 2020

Scaffolding Background Knowledge and Emergent Writing Through Conversations

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.

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Authored by: Carol A. Donovan Diane C. Sekeres Cailin Jane Kerch
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Issue
Young Children
Vol. 75, No. 5
November 18, 2020

December 2020

Knowledge-Rich Curriculum: Supporting Identity Development & Advancing Equity
The December issue of Young Children includes a cluster of articles with perspectives on enriching curriculum by connecting lessons to children's social and cultural contexts.
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Blog
July 15, 2020

Finding Threads of Inquiry

Teachers using an emergent inquiry curriculum are responsive to children, planning provocations around questions they have developed that challenge the children toward the edges of their own understandings.

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Authored by: Jane Tingle Broderick Seong Bock Hong
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Blog
June 30, 2020

Coronavirus, an Emergent Curriculum

I decided to begin my emergent curriculum paired with our elementary school’s initial response to the shelter in place mandate: What is a community helper? Who is a community helper?  How can you be a community helper?

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Authored by: Julia Luckenbill
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Cover of the March 2020 issue of Young Children, featuring a preschool girl smiling outside
Issue
Young Children
Vol. 75, No. 1
March 1, 2020

March 2020

Enriching Education Around the World
YC March 2020 Issue
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Emergent Curriculum
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January 1, 1994

Emergent Curriculum

Curriculum to meet children’s needs and interests

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Authored by: Elizabeth Jones John Nimmo
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