Developmentally Appropriate Practices Teacher Resources
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Developmentally Appropriate Practices
Students determine which activities and teacher behaviors are developmentally appropriate activities. They examine what are developmentally appropriate activities and how can we incorporate these ideas into a child care setting.
7th - 12th Health 3 Views 5 Downloads
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 19 Views 104 Downloads
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 Language Arts 5 Views 9 Downloads 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 Language Arts 104 Views 340 Downloads 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 lesson is the creation of posters that show the signs of ASD.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 37 Downloads
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 3 Views 43 Downloads 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 90 Views 123 Downloads
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 3 Views 4 Downloads
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 3 Views 12 Downloads
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 Language Arts 20 Views 7 Downloads
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 Language Arts 84 Views 900 Downloads
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 16 Views 79 Downloads
Join Them Together/Take Them Away
Use this instructional activity 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".
K Math 5 Views 33 Downloads
Does the Defense of Marriage Act Promote the Health, Safety, Morals, and General Welfare of the Public?
Gay marriage is the topic for a structured, academic controversy discussion. The process begins with groups reading primary source documents and recording their responses to text-based questions on the provided graphic organizer. Participants are then assigned a side, either for the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) or against DOMA, and in groups of four (two for and two against) present their arguments.
11th - 12th Language Arts 22 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Dribbling a Ball With a Hand
Students identify physical education by participating in a sports activity. For this dribbling lesson, students discuss how basketball players move the ball without holding it and define the action as dribbling. Students participate in a dribbling exercise on the playground and practice moving the ball without holding it.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 29 Views 88 Downloads
Designing a Playground!
Young scholars design their own playground equipment. In this design lesson, students take pictures of equipment they like and make a class pictograph of their favorite ones. They investigate the design, research equipment around the world, and talk with experts.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 40 Views 85 Downloads