Knowledge Development in Early Childhood

Knowledge Development in Early Childhood

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Synthesizing cutting-edge research from multiple disciplines, this book explores how young children acquire knowledge in the qreal worldq and describes practical applications for early childhood classrooms. The breadth and depth of a child's knowledge base are important predictors of later literacy development and academic achievement. Leading scholars describe the processes by which preschoolers and primary-grade students acquire knowledge through firsthand experiences, play, interactions with parents and teachers, storybooks, and a range of media. Chapters on exemplary instructional strategies vividly show what teachers can do to build children's content knowledge while also promoting core literacy skills.Flowcharts, t-charts, Venn diagrams, webs, and pictures may present the texta#39;s content in logical, organized, and ... Later, when reading a comparea€“contrast text of frogs and toads, children could create a t-chart in which the left column featuresanbsp;...

Title:Knowledge Development in Early Childhood
Author: Ashley M. Pinkham, Tanya Kaefer, Susan B. Neuman
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2012-06-15

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