Developmentally Appropriate Practices Teacher Resources
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Kid-Code: Developmentally Appropriate Spelling
Carefully balanced, developmentally appropriate spelling lessons and expectations can keep young writers focused!
Developmentally Appropriate Practices
Learners 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.
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. In a class discussion, students determine the differences between child age groups.
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.
Plan, Do, Review...What's Bugging You?
Students explore insects through literacy, In this literacy lesson, students discover the characteristics of ladybugs and gain information from the text, "The Grouchy Ladybug". Students go on a "bug hunt".
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. The resource is a little old, but the ideas and activities are great. There is enough here for an entire week of activities.
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. The class practices the cardinal directions while singing "Oh Where Oh Where is the Postman" song.
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. This lesson is perfect for a new teacher, writer's workshop project, or afterschool program.
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. Richly detailed, the scripted five-day plan uses an annotated version of Grimms’ The Fisherman and His Wife to teach these essential skills. A great resource.
Students engage in four separate friendship-building activities. They develop social skills and ethical responsibility by role playing and interacting with each other through reading, art, music and dance.
Language Arts, Word Choice
Third graders practice replacing words in a sentence to make it more interesting. In this word choice activity, 3rd graders listen to the story The Hard-Times Jar by Ethel Smothers and discuss the author's word choice. Students then practice making sentences more interesting by changing a single word.
Figurative Language: Similes
Third graders create their own stories, poems, and songs using similes.
Plan Ahead for Professional Development
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Students complete a math activity. In this counting lesson plan, students read a counting book and complete an activity using M&M's where they practice estimating, sorting, graphing and adding.
Students practice counting objects in French to reinforce their math skills and the French language. They listen to stories read in French and participate in sequencing activities.
Child Care-SLCC FHS 2600 Internet Chapter 9 (Language)
Students explore, analyze and study how to develop developmental appropriate practice activities for learning experiences/activities/centers. They assess several chapters, work on key vocabulary terms and take several test along the way.
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. The well-designed lesson is packed with great resources for your pupils to access. These lessons will enlighten them on this ever-growing societal reality.
Students describe the characteristics in which make a good friend. They participate in four activities to help them to get to know their classmates. They role-play different situations.
Language Arts: Let's Take a Trip!
Students examine various books and discover how to locate places on maps and globes. While reading the story, "Toot and Puddle," they trace the locations visited on maps. At home with parents, students prepare for an imaginary trip by completing worksheets about airplane tickets, packing suitcases, and writing postcards.
First graders experience quarter and eighth notes through song and rhyme and chant repertoire, and use appropriate rhythm syllables to identify and demonstrate quarter and eighth notes.