Developmentally Appropriate Practices Teacher Resources
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Can Young Children Distinguish Between Living and Non-living Things?
What does it mean to be living? Help your young scientists identify living and non-living things as a result of their learning through discovery. Observation of and interaction with a set of natural phenomena in their community will make this learning experience fun and relevant.
3rd - 5th Science
This is not just a worksheet, but an entire set of activities and worksheets that can accompany any unit on bugs or insects. Little learners will hone early math and literacy skills as they create mini-books, discriminate between big and small, classify by attributes, and put words together to make simple sentences.
Pre-K - 1st English Language Arts
Ralph Waldo Emerson and “Self-Reliance”
"Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string." After reading Ralph Waldo Emerson’s "Self-Reliance" groups discuss and then individuals reflect on the advantages and disadvantages of being self-reliant. Included in the packet is a worksheet that helps groups identify the main ideas in each paragraph.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Bridge to Terabithia: Library Lessons
Foreshadowing, flashbacks, and imaginary places are the three topics of focus in this two-lesson packet written especially for the book, Bridge to Terabithia. Each lesson also comes with worksheets and activities to support student engagement and learning.
5th - 7th English Language Arts
New Review Habits of Mind
Here is a comprehensive unit on the 16 Habits of Mind that includes a wide variety of activities, worksheets, differentiation strategies, and instructor notes. The unit consists of 18 lessons and offers an organized progression of topics, culminating in a portfolio project whereby learners keep track of how they are using the Habits and reflect on their practice.
5th - 12th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm - "The Fisherman and his Wife"
Help young readers learn to read and interpret complex text independently. Teach young children to ask interpretive questions and use the text itself to answer them. Use art, word play and drama to provide a deeper understanding of stories.
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Autism - What Is It?
High schoolers investigate the symptoms of autism spectrum disorders, and compare expected child development with development that may indicate a diagnosis of these disorders. The final project for the activity is the creation of posters that show the signs of ASD.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Technology for the Likes of Shakespeare and Poe
Grab a digital camera and your favorite story from Shakespeare or Poe. With those tools, your class will write an autobiographical story including sensory details, authors feelings, point of view, and dialogue. Learners will read, draft, and film original narrative stories to practice using creative thinking and the seven elements of story telling.
3rd - 5th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable
Early Childhood: Five Themes of Geography
Any preschool teacher would be thrilled to have a resource like this one. It includes activity ideas, discussion leads, book suggestions, and a glossary for learners ages 2 - 5. The entire booklet focuses on ways to teach young children about the five themes of geography in a fun and developmentally appropriate way.
Pre-K Social Studies & History
Higher Education: Child Care
Students participate in an overview of a course introducing early childhood education outlining the state guidelines for Utah. Topics covered include developmentally appropriate practice, developmental theories, and children's developmental stages.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Assessing Children's Learning and Development
Students analyze ways to assess children's learning and development using a variety of strategies. They will prepare for this through making their own file folder game to assess children's development in the future, as directed by the teacher.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
New Review Literacy Centers Using Nursery Rhymes
And in this corner we have Little Jack Horner. Engage your learners with phonemic awareness activities that encourage them to play with language. Eight different categories of phonemic awareness activities are detailed in the resource packet.
Pre-K - 1st English Language Arts
ISTEP + Grade 6 Item Sampler
In this cross-curricular sampler of worksheets, students determine the meaning of specialized vocabulary and to understand the precise meaning of grade-level-appropriate words, describe and connect the essential ideas, arguments, and perspectives, and write clear, coherent, and focused essays.
5th - 6th English Language Arts
Fairy Tale Maps
Students study direction as they listen to the stories of Little Red Riding Hood and The Jolly Postman. In this cardinal direction lesson, learners create a map to show the path Little Red Riding Hood took in the story and label the path that the Jolly Postman took.
K Social Studies & History
Join Them Together/Take Them Away
Use this lesson to help your students explore the concepts addition and subtraction. They read picture books that feature math concepts and use manipulatives to practice adding and subtracting. Learners then use Hyperstudio to play "Take it Away or Join it Together".