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Teaching Young Children
September 1, 2021

Now Read This: What About Children in Foster Care?

The books featured here provide a sampling of books and activities that can be used to introduce foster care and adoption into the early childhood classroom.

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Authored by: Michelle Kimmy
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Young Children
September 1, 2021

A List of High-Quality Texts from this Issue

The following list of high-quality children’s books covers a variety of genres and themes to support early reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.
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Young Children
September 1, 2021

Rocking and Rolling. Reading Aloud with Infants and Toddlers

Reading aloud helps develop essential competencies that infants and toddlers will need to become skilled readers later on, including vocabulary knowledge and world knowledge.

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Authored by: Kathy Kinsner Rebecca Parlakian
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Young Children
September 1, 2021

Teaching Writing with Mentor Texts in Kindergarten

In this article, we will explore what is known about using mentor texts in the early childhood classroom and provide suggestions for how to effectively choose and use them in kindergarten instruction.

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Authored by: Katie Schrodt Erin FitzPatrick Bonnie A. Barksdale Brandi Nunnery Michelle Medlin Hasty
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Young Children
September 1, 2021

Supporting Literacy Through Engaging Instruction & Materials

This Young Children cluster offers a variety of practices and materials to help early childhood educators foster a love of literacy and support early reading, writing, listening, and speaking development.

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Authored by: Annie Moses
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Young Children
Vol. 76, No. 3
September 1, 2021

Fall 2021

Supporting Literacy Through Engaging Instruction & Materials
The Fall 2021 issue of Young Children includes a cluster of articles offering a variety of practices and materials to help early childhood educators foster a love of literacy and support early reading, writing, listening, and speaking development.
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2021

Solveig’s Sushi: Using Charting to Foster Social and Emotional Development

In this article, I share descriptions and examples of how to incorporate charting to foster these areas in a preschool setting, while simultaneously strengthening early language and literacy skills in a playful, engaging manner.

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Authored by: Nanci L. Red Bird
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the cover of the publication Teaching young children, Volume 14, Number 3
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Teaching Young Children
Vol. 14, No. 3
April 1, 2021

Spring 2021

Nurturing Social & Emotional Development
TYC Spring 2021 issue
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Young Children
March 1, 2021

The Reading Chair: Spring 2021

New children’s books too good to miss!

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Authored by: Isabel Baker Miriam Baker Schiffer
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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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