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Ch 6: Instructional Strategies for Early Childhood Education

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Short lessons in this chapter provide an entertaining exploration of instructional strategies for early childhood education. Mini quizzes and a practice exam can assess your comprehension and ensure you're ready to address this subject as a student, educator or casual learner.

Instructional Strategies for Early Childhood Education - Chapter Summary

This chapter closely examines instructional strategies for teachers, types of learning among students, ways to motivate and address issues in the classroom and more. Study fun lessons at your own pace, and assess your comprehension of their contents by taking short quizzes and a chapter exam. Use the Dashboard to track your progress and submit lesson topic questions to our experts. After completing this chapter, you will be ready to:

  • List strategies and tips for teaching to course standards
  • Discuss project-based learning for kindergarten
  • Describe hands-on, interactive, expository and collaborative instructional strategies
  • Differentiate between cooperative and collaborative learning in the classroom
  • Detail how to use schemata in education
  • Identify and describe patterns of writing development for children
  • Explain the purpose of and programs for early reading intervention
  • Pinpoint activities with a role in emergent reading
  • Discuss the use of technology in the classroom
  • Define character education
  • Examine the importance of motivation in an educational environment
  • Share details about issues commonly faced by elementary school children

12 Lessons in Chapter 6: Instructional Strategies for Early Childhood Education
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Tips & Strategies for Teaching to Course Standards

1. Tips & Strategies for Teaching to Course Standards

While standards are a means by which states, school districts, and schools ensure uniformity in teaching, not every teacher understands how to use them to their advantage. This lesson will look at how to analyze standards and use them to design activities and assessments in the classroom.

Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative

2. Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative

In this lesson, we will use the fictional Academy of Magic to illustrate four types of instructional strategies that teachers use in the classroom: expository instruction, interactive instruction, hands-on instruction and collaborative instruction.

Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom

3. Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom

It's extremely common for teachers to require students to work in groups. However, certain types of groups and activities are preferred over others. In this lesson, we define cooperative learning and discuss its advantages in the classroom. We also define collaborative learning and explain how it is different than cooperative learning.

Project Based Learning for Kindergarten

4. Project Based Learning for Kindergarten

Kindergartners thrive during interactive activities. Project Based Learning or PBL understands this principle and takes an experiential approach to education. PBL engages students to collaborate in discovering the answers to real world questions.

Using Schemata in Education

5. Using Schemata in Education

Think about all the things that you know about. In this lesson, we'll examine schemata, or ideas about things that you know, and how they relate to education, including what teachers should do to use schemata with their students.

Activities with a Role in Emergent Reading

6. Activities with a Role in Emergent Reading

Learning to read can be a difficult journey for many. As experienced readers, there are things we can do to help them on their way. This lesson discusses the emergent reading strategies of lap reading, shared reading, and guided reading.

Early Reading Intervention: Programs & Purpose

7. Early Reading Intervention: Programs & Purpose

This lesson highlights early reading intervention programs designed to support students who are at risk for failure in reading. It also discusses why intervention is important.

Patterns of Writing Development for Children

8. Patterns of Writing Development for Children

How do children go from scribbling randomly on a page to writing words and sentences and paragraphs? In this lesson, we'll answer that question as we explore the seven major steps in writing development.

Using Technology in the Classroom

9. Using Technology in the Classroom

Technology has become much more prevalent and available in the classroom. This lesson will offer some guidelines and strategies for using technology in the classroom.

What is Character Education? - Curriculum & Activities

10. What is Character Education? - Curriculum & Activities

Character education is an important component of teaching young people. This lesson will define character education and provide strategies and techniques for incorporating it into your daily curriculum.

The Importance of Motivation in an Educational Environment

11. The Importance of Motivation in an Educational Environment

In this lesson, you'll see how motivation affects learning. Discover the behaviors and perspectives that relate to motivation in an educational environment.

Common Issues with Elementary School Children

12. Common Issues with Elementary School Children

While childhood is meant to be a happy time, there are many children for whom it is a time of emotional difficulty. This lesson looks into some challenges that are common to elementary-aged children.

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