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Carefully balanced, developmentally appropriate spelling lessons and expectations can keep young writers focused!
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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 instructional activity is perfect for a new teacher, writer's workshop project, or afterschool program.
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.
Third graders practice replacing words in a sentence to make it more interesting. For this word choice lesson, 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.
Third graders create their own stories, poems, and songs using similes.
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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.
Young scholars 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.
Students engage in a lesson which has them practice the basics of maneuvering in cyberspace. This activity be helpful in any research situation across all content areas. A website imbedded in this plan is used for the hunt.
Students examine the various cultures of the world through literature. After reading various stories, they compare their own personal experience with the characters. In groups, they take the original story and add their own characters and setting to practice their English.
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.
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.

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