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Teaching Young Children
September 1, 2021

Rethinking Field Trips: Venturing Out to Foster Meaningful Learning

Knowing that local field trips are a source of curriculum in early childhood education, two teachers venture to a theater with their class, then engage in a project about storytelling, performance, and stages.

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Authored by: Lynette Bagwell Betsy Cahill
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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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Teaching Young Children
September 1, 2021

Exploring Nature Indoors with Observational Drawing and Scientific Thinking

One valuable way we can support children’s exploration of nature is by teaching them how to observe carefully and create observational drawings, which encourage children to understand and question their world.

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Authored by: Kendra Nenia Melissa Clucas Walter
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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

Intentional Teaching Moments: Supporting Executive Function Development and Early Mathematics Through a Geometry Activity

Enhanced by math activities, higher-order mental skills and abilities serve as the behind-the-scenes machinery that facilitates young children’s ability to engage in and demonstrate their learning competency.

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Authored by: Holland W. Banse Douglas H. Clements Julie Sarama Crystal Day-Hess Marisa Simoni Candace Joswick
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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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